Great Britain crew claim 49er European Championships bronze

John Pink and Stuart Bithell
The British pair took silver at the European Championships in 2015

Britain's world number three-ranked pair John Pink and Stuart Bithell claimed bronze at the 49er European Championships on Saturday.

The duo, runners-up 12 months ago, finished fifth overall but were the third European crew home in Barcelona to earn their first podium of 2016.

"It's always nice to step on a podium, but there's still plenty of work to do," said Bithell.

The Great Britain crew for the Rio Olympic Games is still to be selected.

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