Oarsome golden double for Aussie fours teams

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Australia has a caller epoch of 'Oarsome Foursome' glory astatine the Olympics.

The Aussie men's and women's fours teams won golden wrong fractional an hr of each different connected Wednesday, some successful thrilling finals astatine the Tokyo Games.

The Aussie women's squad was Lucy Stephan, Rosemary Popa, Jessica Morrison and Annabelle McIntyre. Popa joined her mother, Sue Chapman-Popa, arsenic an Olympic medallist successful the lawsuit (bronze astatine Los Angeles 1984).

The Australians went retired beardown and covered the 2000m successful 6:15.37, beating a fast-finishing Netherlands squad by conscionable 0.34. Ireland came third.

The Australians went retired beardown and led the full mode but needed to excavation incredibly heavy to bushed the Dutch. Original 'Oarsome Foursome' fable James Tomkins was connected manus to contiguous their golden medals.


Lucy Stephan, Rosemary Popa, Jessica Morrison and Annabelle Mcintyre of Team Australia observe winning the golden medal. (Getty)

The Aussie men's squad was Alexander Purnell, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves, Alexander Hill. They ran distant with the contention aboriginal but lone conscionable held disconnected Romania astatine the death, winning by 0.37 successful a clip of 5:42.76. Italy was 3rd and a formerly ascendant Great Britain fourth.

By claiming gold, they emulated the iconic Australian 'Oarsome Foursome' boats that were victorious astatine Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. They besides improved connected a metallic for the men's 4 astatine London 2012.

Alexander Purnell, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves and Alexander Hill of Team Australia vie during the Men's Four. (Getty)

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