Saturday, August 13, 2016

Damir Martin won the Olympic silver medal in single sculls, and the gold was just a few thousands of the second away.

Croatia’s Damir Martin and New Zealand’s Mahe Drysdale lie on a pontoon after finishing the final of the men’s single sculls. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

 New Zealander Mahe Drysdale won the gold medal in the Olympic single sculls on August 13, 2016, finishing the race in the time of 6.41.34. Damir Martin had the same time, and if it were any other competition but the Olympics, they would share the gold medal. As at the Olympic Games, the rules are more strict, and the photo finish showed that Drysdale was seven thousands of the second faster, and so the Croatian won the silver medal. This is a huge success for the young rower from Vukovar, who trailed in the last 500 meters, and then he brought out his best and caught up with the New Zealander.


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