Netherlands sets world best time to win men's quadruple sculls at Olympics

28/07/2021 10:47 AM

TOKYO, July 28 -- The Netherlands set a world best time of five minutes and 32.03 seconds to claim the men's quadruple sculls gold here on Wednesday.

Dutch rowers Lucas Theodoor Dirk Uittenbogaard, Abe Wiersma, Tone Wieten and Koen Metsemakers improved the previous world record, created by Ukraine in 2014, by 0.23 seconds, said Xinhua.

The 1,000m leader, Britain took the silver in 5:33.75, edging third-placed Australia by 0.22 seconds.