Mahy Drysdale has won the men’s single sculls at the Rio Olympics.
The kiwi collected our gold second medal of the Games with a dramatic photo finish victory.
Drysdale went into the final as the defending Olympic champion and title favourite.
However, Croatia’s Damir Martin had other plans. the Crotian led the field by a boat length after 1000m but by the 1500m mark Drysdale was in front and he appeared to have the race under control.
But a sensational burst by the Croatian seemingly beat Drysdale right on on the line.
There was then a nervous wait for a minute and a half as the judges checked the photo finish – before awarding the race to Drysdale but crediting both rowers with the same time.
Below is the photo finish. The kiwi boat is the top boat.