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Drysdale wins men's single sculls gold

08-03-2012 20:07 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

ETON DORNEY, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mahe Drysdale from New Zealand won men's single sculls gold at the London Olympic rowing regatta on Eton Dorney Lake on Friday.

The five-time world champion and bronze medalist at the Beijing Olympic Games started strongly and finished the race in 6 minutes and 57.82 seconds, edging silver medalist in 2011 worlds Ondrej Synek of Czech Republic into second place in 6:59.37. Synek put an intense pressure on Drysdale in the last 200 meters but failed to catch up.

Britain's Alan Campbell, who was bronze medalist in 2011 worlds, won a bonze medal in 7:03.28.

 

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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