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Rowing: Twigg, Ntouskos power to single sculls golds at Tokyo Olympics

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Rowing - Women's Single Sculls - Medal Ceremony

Gold medallist Emma Twigg of New Zealand throughout the medal event at the Tokyo Olympics on Jul 30,2021 (Picture: Reuters/Piroschka Van De Wouw)



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TOKYO: Four-time Olympian Emma Twigg of New Zealand and Greece's Stefanos Ntouskos raced Olympic finest times to win the ladies's and males's single sculls golds, respectively, on Friday (Jul 30), as the last day of rowing left to a roaring start at Tokyo's Sea Forest Waterway.

Twigg, who had actually attempted however stopped working to reach the Olympic podium in her previous 3 efforts, took the lead by the 500 m mark and retreated from the pack to win in 7: 13.97 by a 3.42- 2nd margin.

Russian Olympic Committee's Hanna Prakatsen and Austria's Magdalena Lobnig got silver and bronze, respectively.

Rowing - Men's Single Sculls - Final A

Stefanos Ntouskos of Greece in action at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Jul 30,2021 (Image: Reuters/Leah Millis)

Ntouskos, who had actually completed 11 th at the 2019 World Championships, disturbed a stacked field to clinch the guys's occasion in 6: 40.45, taking the lead at the midway point and hanging on through the last stretch, as silver medallist Kjetil Borch of Norway and 3rd location finisher Damir Martin of Croatia stopped working to match his power.

It was Canada, nevertheless, who produced the greatest shock of the day, getting gold in the females's 8 to end the United States' run of supremacy in case.

The Canadians had command of the lead at the midway point and never ever slow down, winning in 5: 59.13, with New Zealand getting the silver and China declaring the bronze. The Americans, who had actually won gold in case at the previous 3 Games, completed fourth.

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