Tokyo Olympics: Bronze for Team GB rowers and simmer Luke Greenbank

July 30, 2021

Team GB's medals haul continues to grow, with bronze for the rowers and for simmer Luke Greenbank.

In a high-octane race, Great Britain's rowers were denied a higher spot on the podium after New Zealand claimed gold in the men's eight and Germany narrowly pipped them to silver.

The team - Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin, Henry Fieldman, and Tom Ford - were not considered medal favourites ahead of the race.

However, the medal is Britain's second in the Tokyo Olympics rowing regatta after a silver in the men's quadruple sculls on Wednesday.

It also brings Britain's medals tally to 19.

A little earlier, there was disappointment for Team GB's Vicky Thornley, who agonisingly missed out on a medal in the women's single sculls at the Sea Forest Waterway.

She lost out on bronze to Austria's Magdalena Lobnig - and had been bidding for a second Olympic medal after winning double sculls silver alongside Dame Katherine Grainger in Rio five years ago.

New Zealand's Emma Twigg won the gold medal.

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Thornley said: "Fourth is tough, but I don't think I could have done any more, especially in the second half of the race.

"I didn't have quite enough at the end, but I am proud of what I have delivered over the last eight days. There have been some hellish days, especially the three days waiting for the semi-final.

"The last five years have been incredible - some of my darkest days and some of my best days. I am proud of the race I put together.

"I thought I had the momentum, but I didn't have quite enough."

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