Turtur opposed to Olympic ride-off

Olympic Games gold medallist Mike Turtur disagrees with the move to put Australian Beijing Olympic hopefuls Ben Kersten and Shane Kelly head-to-head for the national team's final spot. The 1984 Los Angeles medalist says the high-pressure situation could be avoided.

"I understand that these are two athletes who are used to performing under extreme pressure. But by doing this, they are being placed under unnecessary pressure," Turtur told Sunherald.com.au. "We should be letting the selectors and the head coach do their jobs."

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