Olympic Rowing Round-up

To round off our last post about the rowing on Monday, I thought I had better add a postscript with the results.

What a week it has been for British rowing with four gold, two silver and three bronze medals! Team GB topped the rowing medal table.

The British Four featured in our last post did beat the Aussies in their much talked-about showdown to retain their Olympic title, and Anna Watkins & Katherine Grainger, who looked impressive on Monday had an equally impressive final winning the gold. After winning three silvers in the last three Olympics, much was made of Katherine Grainger finally getting a gold. The Women's Quad Sculls from Team GB, that did well to reach the final on Monday, came sixth.

British eight winning their repercharge with Canada pressing strongly
in the final Canada got silver and Team GB bronze

We also saw another important Team GB crew perform on Monday, the Mens Eight. They had lost to Germany in their heat on the Sunday but on Monday we saw them ease through the repercharge despite a strong challange from Canada. In their final they again lost to Germany they were also pipped by Canada in a very tight race. They got a very well deserved bronze.

The rowing regatta has certainly played its part in this wondeful London 2012.