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U.S. wins gold medal of women's eight rowing
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19:00, August 17, 2008

Erin Cafaro, Lindsay Shoop, Anna Goodale, Elle Logan, Anne Cummins, Susan Francia, Caroline Lind, Caryn Davies, Mary Whipple of the U.S. row strokes during Women's Eight Final A of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games rowing event at Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing, China, Aug. 17, 2008. The U.S. team won the gold medal of the event. (Xinhua Photo)

The United States took revenge on arch rival Romania on Sunday to win its first Olympic gold medal in the women's rowing eight since 1984.

The American crew, who took world titles in 2006 and 2007, led all the way to win in 6 minutes, 05.34 seconds. The Netherlands, who came from behind to surpass Romania in the last meters, took silver in 6:07.22. Defending Olympic champions Romania clinched bronze in 6:07.25.

The American team, who last time claimed the Olympic gold in Los Angeles, won silver in Athens when Romania took their third straight title in the blue ribbon event.

Source: Xinhua

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