Tokyo Olympics: Team GB seals bronze medal in the eighth men

Team GB take a bronze medal in the men’s eight at the Tokyo Olympics as they miss out on silver by just 0.13 seconds in a breathtaking battle as New Zealand fend off Germany to claim gold

Team GB extended their medal win to the eighth men as they collected bronze after a thrilling race in which they missed out on silver by just 0.13 seconds.

New Zealand emerged victorious to finish a breathless race, finishing with a time of 5:24:64, after holding back Germany – who placed 5:25:60.

World record holders Germany, which won gold at the 2012 London Games, shot ahead in the early stages, with Great Britain in second place after the first 500 meters.

New Zealand started their advance as they climbed to third place, while Britain maintained pressure on Germany by narrowing the gap to just two metres.

It made for an exciting final as the three teams battled for supremacy, but it was the Kiwis who pushed forward in the 1000m and took the lead as Great Britain couldn’t keep up their pace while Germany plucked them to silver.

More to follow.

Team GB won a bronze medal in the men's eight with New Zealand seal gold

Team GB won a bronze medal in the men’s eight with New Zealand seal gold

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