Monday, 15 August 2016

Close Drysdale wins gold in photo finish


Mahy Drysdale has won the men's single sculls at the Rio Olympics. The kiwi collacted our gold second medal of the Games with a dramatic photo finish victory. Drysdale went into the final as the defending Olympic champion and the title favorite. However, Croatia's Damir Martin had other plans. The Crotian led the feild by a boat length after 1000m but by the 1500m mark Drysdale was in front and he appeared to have the race under control. But a sensational burst by the Croatian seemingly beat Drysdale right on on the line. There was then a nervous wait for a minute and a half as the judges checked the photo finish – before awarding the race to Drysdale but crediting both rowers with the same time.


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