Cambridge women prepare for Boat Race battle
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Boat Races: Cambridge's women prepare for battle

Cambridge's women are preparing for a tough battle in this Sunday's Boat Race, as they look to overturn the misfortune of 2016 when their boat nearly sank.

The drama at Barnes Bridge in windy conditions led to Oxford winning the 71st women's race comfortably.

One of Cambridge's crew, Claire Lambe, made the final of the lightweight double sculls at Rio 2016.

"The events themselves are on very different scales," she said.

"The history, prestige, sponsorship and media coverage of the Boat Race is massive and feels like it's on a bigger scale than the Olympics.

"Before the hooter you're full of adrenaline and ready to give everything."

Cambridge's women have only won twice in 10 years, but still lead overall by 41 wins to Oxford's 30.