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Men's eight grab bronze

By Duncan Hooper 01/08/2012 12:39

The men's eight added another medal to Team GB's total thirty minutes after the women's pair had secured the first home victory of the Games.

 

Team GB's men's eightThe team were battling with leaders and world champions Germany coming into the last 500m of the Eton Dorney race but were dramatically overhauled by Canada after appearing to tire.

 

Veteran Greg Searle, who came out of retirement for London 2012, said: "I thought this really could come true. We raced and we raced hard from the start and the crowd were amazing but we didn’t have anything left and I guess they came back in the last bit."

 

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning earlier won Team GB’s first gold medal with victory in the women’s pair rowing.

 

The pair completed the 2,000m Eton Dorney course clear of Australia.

4Comments
01/08/2012 13:24
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Well done girls, its been a little disappointing as far as medals go but with your fantastic success maybe  it can inspire the rest of the team . well done again, fantasticXX
01/08/2012 15:29
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well done girls i did not think we would get anything the way are going have a break now and wait for the next time around well done again
01/08/2012 14:30
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So proud of the chaps for actually going for gold rather than playing safe and settling for silver. Proud to be British. 
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