New Zealand surprised by winning eight finals in the Olympic count held in the jungle. The Kiwis did not qualify at the start of the season and had to go through the Lucerne Qualifying Recata last May to confirm their presence in Tokyo. The Coxless pair (with 2012 and 2016 Eric Murray) started with two-time Olympic champion Hamish Bond, and they all set out to collect their best sailors on this boat. .
Along with the Germans (2nd in the final) and the British (3rd), the New Zealanders had to reach 1500 m over the British in the third quarter of the race (1’3131). This was the Kiwis’ first Olympic victory at the event since 1972. Including those who want to partially cut their boat fresh (apocryphal).
Stephenos endoscos drift in surprise
In the B final with German Oliver Jeitler, the single-skilled Greek Stefanos Endoscos, the Norwegian Kejriwal Porch striker, made a big surprise with a 1’21 lead. The 24-year-old Greek’s best result came in fourth place at the European Championships. He went through the qualifying regatta to get a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics. Thus he brought his first Olympic title in rowing to his country. On the other hand, the women’s single skull made a very classic return to 34-year-old and 2014 world champion New Zealander Emma Twick.
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