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Sunday, August 17, 2008

China gets gold in Women's Quadruple Sculls


China (Tang Bin, Jin Ziwei, Xi Aihua and Zhang Yangyang) won gold in the Women's Quadruple Sculls with a time of 6:16.06, edging out Great Britain with spirited row in the final sprint. The British crew grabbed silver with a time of 6:17.37; bronze went to Germany, which finished in 6:19.56.

Britain started the race in the lead but China accelerated in the final 500 meters to grab gold in a thrilling sprint to the finish line. Germany beat Ukraine by just 0.46 seconds to claim bronze.

"I'm very proud to make a contribution to China's Rowing," said Jin after the race, "I'm very excited and very happy to realize the dream of getting a gold medal."

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