Calm start for Rotherham’s Paul Goodison in trial run

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OLYMPIC gold medallist Paul Goodison had a mixed day in the opening race of his final regatta before defending his title next month.

Goodison, from Rotherham, is taking part in the Skandia Race for Gold on the same Weymouth waters where he’ll try and follow up his triumph in Beijing four years ago.

However, calm conditions off the Dorset coast meant he had to wait until yesterday evening before completing the first of 11 races over the next five days. He ended the day in 13th position.