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Jessica Fox wins bronze in K1 canoe as Australian men claim rowing silver

  • ‘Fair call’ penalises Fox two seconds for touching gate in final run
  • Silver medal for men’s quad sculls team who’d been undefeated in 2016

Australia has won a silver medal in the men’s rowing quad sculls in Rio, with the crew of Karsten Forsterling, Sasha Belonogoff, Cameron Girdlestone and James McRae finishing in second place behind defending champions Germany.

The Australians had entered the event as favourites and were undefeated this year, but the German team came out strong to establish an early lead they’d never relinquish in a strong headwind and took out the 2000m race. The Germans were defending their title from London and the event had originally been scheduled for day five of the Games but was postponed on account of weather conditions. Estonia took out the bronze.

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