France wins men's double sculls gold at Tokyo Olympics

28/07/2021 10:34 AM

TOKYO, July 28 -- France edged the Netherlands by 0.2 seconds to win the men's double sculls gold in an Olympic best time of six minutes and 0.33 seconds here on Wednesday.

The French and Dutch rowers were going head-to-head in the final sprint, and Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias eventually bested for the gold. Melvin Twellaar and Stef Broenink won the silver in 6:00.53.

China's Liu Zhiyu and Zhang Liang took the bronze in 6:03.63. This is the historic first Olympic medal for the Chinese men's rowing.