Britain has an unprecedented track record of success in the four races, winning medals in each of the last five Olympic Games, the first time in Sydney in 2000. However, they failed to do so in The Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The British were swimming hard and were second behind them Australians. However, they wanted to catch up with them at any cost, which could end in tragedy. The British settlement lost its rhythm and began to turn dangerously towards the course next to it, on which the Italians were sailing.
The Italians, who went out of their pace and eventually lost the chance to win the silver medal, did not hide their anger, finally reaching the finish line at the slightest step on the podium.
Ultimately, the quartet of Oliver Cook, Matthew Rossiter, Rory Gibbs and Sholto Carnegie finished fourth, which is very disappointing for them. – We did our best, but we collapsed before the finish line. It’s so painful, I find no consolation. We’ve done a great job the last two years, but we failed at the most important moment,” Rossiter said after the race, citing TalkSPORT.
Rossiter also adds that in the leaderless four, one rowing machine must guide the leg. He also added that something did not play out, and when fatigue manifests itself, as well as a limited field of view, it is sometimes difficult to maintain balance. – We got to the Italians and now they are very angry. No wonder they could have won the silver, Rossiter concluded.
This was not the only incident involving ecological races rowing machines. The teams also struggled with choppy waves. The Norwegians – Christopher Bruno and Ari Weyerholt Strandley – capsized, racing in pairs, and the competitors fell into the water and had to be rescued. It happened during the semi-finals and the duo were on their way to the final.
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