Canada wins gold in men’s 8 rowing

Canada wins gold in mens 8

Canada wins gold in men's 8

BEIXIAOYING TOWN, China (AP) — Canada has won the gold medal in men’s eight rowing, becoming the first world champion crew to follow up with Olympic gold in 35 years.

Kevin Light, Ben Rutledge, Andrew Byrnes, Jake Wetzel, Malcolm Howard, Dominic Seiterle, Adam Kreek, Kyle Hamilton and coxswain Brian Price won on Sunday in 5 minutes, 23.89 seconds.

The British crew of Alex Partridge, Tom Stallard, Tom Lucy, Richard Egington, Josh West, Alastair Heathcote, Matt Langridge, Colin Smith and coxswain Acer Nethercott took the silver medal in 5:25.11.

The Americans followed their gold medal in the Athens Games with the bronze medal. Beau Hoopman, Matt Schnobrich, Micah Boyd, Wyatt Allen, Daniel Walsh, Steven Coppola, Josh Inman, Bryan Volpenhein and coxswain Marcus McElhenney finished in 5:25.34.

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