Tokyo 2020 - Great Britain win bronze but lose men's eight crown to New Zealand in final rowing event of Olympic Games
Team GB were dramatically edged out by the German octet in a tight final of the men's eight. Great Britain's opening ceremony flag-bearer Moe Sbihi won his third Olympic medal, adding to a gold won in the coxless four five years ago and a bronze in this event at London 2012. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
Great Britain dig deep to seal men's eight bronze as New Zealand take gold
Sbihi took gold in the coxless four in Rio five years ago, and also won a bronze in the men's eight at London 2012.
This Olympics marks Team GB's worst rowing performance at an Olympics since Sydney 2000.
Great Britain took only a bronze (Men's Eight) and silver (quadruple sculls) away from the Sea Forest Waterway.
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In the Women's Eight, Canada secured a brilliant gold medal ahead of New Zealand and China as the USA surprisingly missed out on a medal.
Coxswain Kristen Kit guided her team to a first Olympic title in the event since 1992 in a time of 5:59.13.
Canada's coxswain Kristen Kitin celebrate the victory of her rowing team in the women's eight final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP) (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AF
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Canada began fast, establishing an early lead in the opening 500 metres and were able to hold off the fast finishing New Zealand squad (6:00.04).
China (6:01.21) also ended the race strongly, recording the fastest time over the last quarter of the race to push defending champions the USA into fourth place.
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