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Medals awarded at final day of rowing at London Paralympics

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LondonEngland — The final day of rowing at the London Paralympics took place yesterday at Eton Dorney, with all the medals being decided. China finished on top, earning two golds. Ukraine came in second in rowing medals with a gold and a bronze, Great Britain earned a gold, France earned a pair of silver medals, Australia and Germany won a silver medal, and Belarus and Russia each won a bronze.

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Coming into the AS Men Single Sculls, Tom Aggar of Great Britain was the gold medal favourite having not lost a major international competition. He failed in his quest. Australia’s Erik Horrie claimed silver in the event despite being in the hospital 24 hours earlier. With a close finish, Australia’s fans initially thought he won bronze.

The TA Mixed Double Sculls race was a fight for bronze with Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross of Australia being just beaten by Oksana Masters and Rob Jones of the United States by less than a second to finish fifth.

Sebastian CoePrince Edward, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Australia’s Minister for Sport Kate Lundy were amongst the dignitaries that watched the medal races.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze  Total
1 China 2 0 0 2
2 Ukraine 1 0 1 2
3 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
4 France 0 2 0 2
5 Australia 0 1 0 1
5 Germany 0 1 0 1
7 Russia 0 0 1 1
7 Belarus 0 0 1 1
7 United States 0 0 1 1

 

Final day of Paralympic rowing at Eton Dorney
Image: Laura Hale.

Final day of Paralympic rowing at Eton Dorney
Image: Laura Hale.

Final day of Paralympic rowing at Eton Dorney. The coaches ride alongside their rowers.
Image: Laura Hale.

Final day of Paralympic rowing at Eton Dorney
Image: Laura Hale.

Final day of Paralympic rowing at Eton Dorney
Image: Laura Hale.

Australia’s Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross
Image: Laura Hale.

Kate Lundy in yellow
Image: Laura Hale.

Next to woman in white hood Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Edward’s niece, Kate Middleton and Sebastien Coe
Image: Laura Hale.

Nathalie Benoit of France, Alla Lysenko of the Ukraine and Liudmila Vauchok of Belarus get their medals in the AS Women Single Sculls
Image: Laura Hale.

Erik Horrie of Australia celebrates his silver medal
Image: Laura Hale.

Oksana Masters and Rob Jones listen to the Chinese national anthem during the medal ceremony for the TA Mixed Double Sculls
Image: Laura Hale.


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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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