Medal surprised the nation, but race went exactly as rowers planned

2012-08-03 00:00

“GOLD! Gold! Gold!” South Africa’s lightweight rowing four chanted as they raced through the field over the final 250 metres to snatch an “oar­some” victory from the British favourites yesterday.

“It is all just so incredible. What these boys have done here today — the greatest ever achievement in rowing — and to do it on such a big scale is phenomenal.”

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