Tokyo 2020 - Emily Craig and Imogen Grant suffer heartbreak in women's lightweight sculls final
Emily Craig and Imogen Grant were denied a bronze medal by 0.01 seconds in a thrilling and dramatic final of the women's lightweight sculls at Tokyo 2020. The British pair were in medal contention for much of the race before an incredible finish allowed the Dutch to snatch the bronze medal. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
‘Nobody has any idea what’s just happened’ - Dutch lose gold in heart-breaking circumstances
The Netherlands pulled ahead after 1000m and GB had dropped back to fourth, but just 0.58seconds behind the leaders.
At the halfway point there was still only 1.49 seconds separating first and sixth. The British pair were still in fourth with the Dutch rowing hard trying to extend their narrow lead.
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GB were in a fight with the Netherlands and Italy at the 1500m and Craig and Grant looked to kick into a higher gear in the race for silver.
France accelerated with GB and edged into second. Now the Italian duo of Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini were staging an assault on the bronze position and with just lengths it was anyone’s guess where GB could finish.