Britain’s rowing team has clinched a second consecutive gold in Rio by winning the men’s four ahead of Australia.
It was the country’s fifth consecutive Olympic title in an event that’s become as British as afternoon tea.
Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis were in a tight race with Australia’s four with only two-tenths of a second separating the crews at the half-way mark.
But the Australians fell back in the latter half of the race as the Brits won by nearly two seconds. Italy got the bronze.
Britain has won a total of nine gold medals in the men’s four. The only country that has more Olympic titles in a rowing event is the United States, which has 12 in the men’s eight.