Tom Barras, Men’s rowing quadruple sculls – SILVER
Great Britain’s rowers won their first Olympic men’s quadruple sculls medal as Harry Leask, Angus Groom, Tom Barras and Jack Beaumont claimed silver in a tight race at Tokyo 2020.
The British crew held off late charges from Australia and Poland, sparking jubilant celebrations on the water.
It was Britain’s first rowing medal at the Sea Forest Waterway in these Games.
However Britain failed to win a sixth straight Olympic gold in the men’s four as they finished fourth.
The success of Leask, Groom, Barras and Beaumont provided welcome relief for the British team after the nation’s rowers missed out on medals in three other finals on last week.
Josh Bugajski and Oliver Wynne-Griffith – BRONZE
In the final event of the regatta, Great Britain’s men’s eight team – including Welsh rowers Josh Bugajski and Oliver Wynne-Griffith – produced an outstanding performance to take bronze.
They were not considered to be realistic medal challengers, but it proved an outstanding display by Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin and Tom Ford.
Germany took second place behind gold medalists New Zealand.
This was Britain’s second medal of the Tokyo Olympics rowing regatta after a silver in the men’s quadruple sculls on Wednesday.
Despite some rough patches, Wynne-Griffith said they were very proud of their performances. They said they had been honest with each other.
“There have been a lot of fourth places on the team, a lot of near-misses, so it was good to be on the right side of one.”
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