42 - Lightweight Four

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 July, 2008, 12:00am

Team: Wu Chongkui, Huang Zhongmin, Tian Jun, Zhang Lin.

Credentials: Gold at 2006 world championships, winners at 2008 World Cup regatta in Switzerland

Why they'll win: Because the boys want to prove they can win, too. China's women rowers have shot into gold contention, but the men aren't far behind. The men's lightweight fours were surprise winners at the 2006 world championships in Britain. After a mediocre 2007 season, they appear to have got their act together. They powered home ahead of a world-class field in the Lucerne leg of the World Cup regatta, cementing their top status. (Below: Wu)

Who can stop them: Britain, France

Final: Sunday 17th