Tokyo 2020 - “What on earth happened?" - Major steering blunder costs Team GB podium finish
Team GB men’s coxless fours miss out on a gold medal for the first time in six Olympic Games as dramatic race sees Australia take gold in calamitous finish for Great Britain. “Oh my goodness, my heart goes out to the British four. That will take a long time to get over.” You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
‘Everything fell apart! I don’t know what to say’ – Disaster strikes Team GB in rowing
It all went so wrong just when they needed it to go right.
Seconds away from the finish line and in position for a podium finish, Team GB’s rowers experienced major steering problems, completely losing control and narrowly escaping an embarrassing clash with the Italians.
Australia claimed the gold and Great Britain appeared on track to at least win silver before disaster struck.