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Rowing: Two golds for Great Britain; France and Netherlands also win

Rowing - Olympics: Day 7

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Gold medalists Helen Glover and Heather Stanning of Great Britain embrace silver medalists Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown of New Zealand after the Women’s Pair Final A on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Lagoa Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Four medals were awarded in rowing Friday morning

First up was the lightweight women’s double sculls final, as Ilse Paulis and Maaike Head of the Netherlands snared gold ahead of Canada’s Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee. Bronze went to China’s Huang Wenyi and Pan Feihong.

On the men’s side, Josh Konieczny and Andrew Campbell Jr of the USA was in the running for a medal early, but did not finish in the Top Three. France’s Pierre Houin and Jeremie Asou won the race, with Ireland’s Gary and Paul O’Donovan taking silver and Norway’s Kristoffer Brun and Are Strandli in third.

USA disappointment continued in women’s pair, where Grace Luczak and Felice Mueller finished fourth. Winning was Great Britain’s team of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who went back-to-back, with medals also going to Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown of New Zealand, and bronze to Hedvig Rasmussen and Anne Anderson of Denmark.

In men’s four, no surprise as Great Britain won its fifth-straight gold. Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash, and Constantine Louloudis take the top honors, ahead of quartets from Australia and Italy.

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