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Rowing: Twigg, Ntouskos power to single sculls golds

Four-time Olympian Emma Twigg of New Zealand and Greece's Stefanos Ntouskos posted Olympic-best times to win the women’s and men’s single sculls golds, respectively, on Friday (Jul 30), as the final day of Olympic rowing got off to a roaring start at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway.

Rowing: Twigg, Ntouskos power to single sculls golds

Emma Twigg of New Zealand in action during the Tokyo Olympics women's single sculls Final A at the Sea Forest Waterway on Jul 30, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Leah Millis)

TOKYO: Four-time Olympian Emma Twigg of New Zealand and Greece's Stefanos Ntouskos posted Olympic-best times to win the women’s and men’s single sculls golds, respectively, on Friday (Jul 30), as the final day of Olympic rowing got off to a roaring start at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway.

Twigg, who had tried but failed to reach the Olympic podium in her previous three attempts, seized the lead by the 500m mark and pulled away from the pack to win in 7:13.97 by a 3.42-second margin.

Russian Olympic Committee's Hanna Prakatsen and Austria's Magdalena Lobnig picked up silver and bronze, respectively.

READ: Singapore's Joan Poh finishes 28th overall in single sculls competition at Tokyo Olympics

Ntouskos, who had finished 11th at the 2019 World Championships, upset a stacked field to clinch the men’s event in 6:40.45, taking the lead at the midway point and holding on through the final stretch, as silver medallist Kjetil Borch of Norway and third-place finisher Damir Martin of Croatia failed to match his power.

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Source: Reuters/kg

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