HEBDEN'S Andy Hodge MBE added another World Championship gold medal to his collection in Amsterdam.

As part of the men's four alongside Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi and George Nash, the Great Britain team were pushed at the start before powering across the line first ahead of the USA and Australia in a time of 5mins 40.24secs.

Hodge is a double Olympic gold medallist from Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 and has now taken his tally to seven medals at the worlds, including three golds.

Hodge said: "It was really tough out there but we knew what we had to do. We had to push on and really dominate and that's what we did."

Gregory was delighted with the performance and said: "We were all pretty nervous before that one. We were unbeaten this season and we all knew we had to go out and perform.

"We raced the USA in the semi-final and they did exactly the same thing. For us, it was all about keeping cool and calm and then to pull could away when we needed to.

"Moe (Sbihi) made the call at just the right time and we all responded and the boat just flew."