Mahe Drysdale wins New Zealand's second gold

Mahe Drysdale has delivered victory in the closest final in Olympic history and given Rowing New Zealand's medal haul a welcome boost on the sport's final day of competition.

However, it was heartbreak for Emma Twigg who finished fourth in consecutive Games as she looked to prove her worth after a study sabbatical last year.

The men's and women's eight teams also failed to fire in their finals, both finishing comfortably out of the medals.

In the velodrone, our women's pursuit team has booked a ride for a bronze medal at 8.07am this morning after recording an easy win over Poland in their first round race.

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