Rowing: Great Britain Stays Strong, New Zealand Captures 2 Golds

MUNICH, GERMANY - MAY 27: Katherine Grainger (L) and Melanie Wilson from Great Britain row during the Women's Double Sculls qualification run of the Rowing World Cup on May 27, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Great Britian continues to pace the competition in rowing medals, earning its sixth gold medal of the games.

Four events had finals today at Eton Dorney, and Great Britain continued its excellence in the lake. The host nation earned its second rowing gold as well as a bronze, while New Zealand added its second and third rowing golds of the games.

The UK earned a victory going away in the women's double sculls, with a team of Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger beating the competition by nearly three seconds. Great Britain now has more medals in rowing than any other nation -- with six -- and more medals in rowing than in any other event. The two gold medals they have is also more than any other sport.

Their other rowing gold came in women's pairs, proving Britain's dominance in two-woman rowing events, although there is still a lightweight double sculls event on tap for tomorrow.

New Zealand, however, has more golds than any other rowing nation after Mahe Drysdale won single sculls and a team of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond took the coxless pair race.

Men's quadruple sculls

Gold: Germany, 5:42.48

Silver: Croatia, 5:44.78

Bronze: Australia, 5:45.72

Men's pair

Gold: Eric Murray/Hamish Bond, New Zealand, 6:16.65

Silver: Germain Chardin/Dorian Mortelette, France, 6:21.11

Bronze: George Nash/William Satch, Great Britain, 6:21.77

Women's double sculls

Gold: Anna Watkins/Katherine Grainger, Great Britain, 6:55.82

Silver: Kim Crow, Brooke Pratley, Australia, 6:58.55

Bronze: Magdalena Fularczyk/Julia Michalsky, Poland, 7:07.92

Men's single sculls

Gold: Mahe Drysdale, New Zealand, 6:57.82

Silver: Ondrej Synek, Czech Republic, 6:59.37

Bronze: Alan Campbell, Great Britain, 7:03.28

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