Drysdale wins gold in photo finish

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.
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Natasha Golden
Natasha Golden
4 years ago

im looking at my room thats covered with valerie adams photos as im writing this and am so happy that we got a silver medal. Go NZ!

TOXIC CHICKEN
TOXIC CHICKEN
4 years ago

WOW THAT IS AMAZING

TOXIC CHICKEN
TOXIC CHICKEN
4 years ago

WOW THEY ARE GOOD!

Hannah.Z
Hannah.Z
4 years ago

Wow!

Leigh
Leigh
4 years ago

Really proud of Mahe and his work. Shot Team Rowing NZ. You are the man Mahe.

EclipzHDMC
EclipzHDMC
4 years ago

I saw it on TV SO CLOSE

EclipzHDMC
EclipzHDMC
4 years ago

I saw it on TV. It was soo close. I thought we lost!

Hannah.Z
Hannah.Z
4 years ago

Such a dramatic finish!

hunterthehelmet [YT]
hunterthehelmet [YT]
4 years ago

Thats Close

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