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Britain wins gold in lightweight women's double sculls at Olympic rowing regatta

08/04/2012 07:11 EDT | Updated 10/04/2012 05:12 EDT
WINDSOR, England - Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking became the third female British crew to capture gold in the Olympic rowing regatta, winning the lightweight women's double sculls at Dorney Lake on Saturday.

The British boat pulled clear in the last 750 metres to win in a time of 7 minutes, 9.30 seconds, a length and a half ahead of China. Greece took bronze.

No British woman had ever won rowing gold at the Olympics before this regatta, but Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins eased to victory in the double sculls on Friday and Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the pair on Wednesday.

With the men's four winning their final earlier Saturday, the host nation has four golds and is set to top the rowing medals table.

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