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2012 Olympics Rowing : Britain Wins Gold In Men's Four, Women's Lightweight Double Sculls

The host nation pulled off a successful defense of its gold medal in rowing at the men's four event at Dorney Lake on Saturday. Great Britain edged rival Australia with a time of 6:03:97, leading from start to finish to capture the gold by half a length. The foursome of Andrew Triggs Hodge, Alex Gregory, Pete Reed and Tom James thrilled the home crowd in an event they have historically owned. Team USA came in behind the Aussies to take the Bronze with a time of 6:07:20. It's the first medal for the USA in this event in 20 years.The duo of Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking also brought home rowing gold for Britain in the women's lightweight double sculls. They are the third female pairing to win gold for the home crowd, coming across the line with a time of 7:09:30. Greece jumped out to the quick start but the British took control over the final 750 meters to win the country's fourth gold of the regatta in a record showing for the host country. The pairing embraced after crossing th...

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