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Rowing: Germany bags women’s, men’s gold in quadruple sculls

Rowing - Olympics: Day 6

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Philipp Wende of Germany, Lauritz Schoof of Germany, Karl Schulze of Germany and Hans Gruhne of Germany celebrate with their gold medals after winning the Men’s Quadruple Sculls Final A on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Lagoa Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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It’s a terrific day for Germany rowing.

Both the men’s and women’s quadruple sculls teams claimed gold in Rio, the first two of a six medal day for rowing.

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First the men held off Australia (silver) and Estonia (bronze) with a full-second win. Germany’s team is Philipp Wende, Lauritz Schoof, Karl Schulze, and Hans Gruhne.

Minutes later, the women’s crew went to work. The quartet of Annekatrin Thiele, Carina Baer, Julia Lier, and Lisa Schmidla topped the Netherlands and Poland for the top spot.

Team USA’s Grace Latz, Tracy Eisser, Megan Kalmoe, and Adrienne Martelli finished fifth.

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