British rowers still rule the waves

Team GB's coxless fours won a third consecutive Olympic gold, the first with neither of the legendary Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent. The British crew powered ahead of the Aussies in the closing stages, while France took bronze.


Britain's domination of Olympic men's fours competition continued at the Beijing Games rowing on Saturday as they claimed their third gold in a row.

The names and faces may be different but Britain still reigns supreme in this discipline as Tom James, Steve Williams, Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hogg followed in the footsteps of the likes of Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent.

Britain trailed Australia, who won silver, by 1.50sec with 500m left but stormed through to win by more than a second.

France snatched the bronze medal despite a slow start.

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