New Zealand’s late dash brings rowing gold in sculls

August 2nd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World champion pair Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan of New Zealand timed a final burst to perfection to take rowing gold in the heavyweight double sculls Thursday.

Cohen and Sullivan paddled past Slovenia’s Luka Spik and Iztok Cop in the last 200 metres to claim gold in 6 minutes, 31.67 seconds.

Italian duo Alessio Sartori and Romano Battisti raced past the beleaguered Slovenians to snatch silver in 6:32.86, by half a second.

Slovenia took bronze by one hundredth of a second from Argentina.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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