Team GB win silver in the rowing men’s quadruple sculls to secure Great Britain’s first medal of day five at the Tokyo Olympics
Great Britain finally won a medal on the rowing waters on day five of the Olympics as they claimed silver in the men’s quadruple sculls.
Harry Leask, Angus Groom, Tom Barras and Jack Beaumont were unfancied in the difficult lane one but they overcame the odds to finish in the podium spots.
The British quartet were edged out by Holland, who took gold, while Australia finished third.
Team GB claimed their first medal of day five by taking silver in the men’s quadruple sculls
It was Britain’s first Olympic medal in the event, and Beaumont said: ‘We’re hugely proud. We’ve worked so hard. We’ve been part of a rowing team that’s had huge success, a huge tradition of British rowing.
‘But, in our sculling team, there’s a tradition of being in the shadows a little bit. We’ve built on years of hard, hard work and near misses and I’m so proud to get this silver medal. It’s the start of a new history, and that’s awesome.’
They led at halfway before being overtaken by the Dutch but held off the Australians and the Polish to clinch silver.
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