RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Silver medalists William Lockwood, Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth and Alexander Hill of Australia pose for photographs on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Men's Four on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Lagoa Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12: Silver medalists William Lockwood, Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth and Alexander Hill of Australia pose for photographs on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Men's Four on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Lagoa Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

ROWING: Aussies take silver in men's fours

ROWING: Australia has gone down to Great Britain in the men's fours - taking silver - as the Europeans defend a winning streak they have had going since the Oarsome Foursome won gold in Atalanta 20 years ago. 

The Aussie crew of Alex Hill, Joshua Booth, Joshua Dunkley-Smith and Will Lockwood looked strong winning their semi-final but the Brits proved too good in the final. 

"We were beaten by a better crew today and congratulations to GB for the win," Lockwood said after the race.  

"I think both crews were throwing down at the halfway mark and it takes a toll on us, and on them to cover our push, that's why we started with 400 metres to go, but they held us off and then jumped ahead in the last 250 metres."

In the women's single sculls Kim Brennan has qualified comfortably for the final by winning her hotly contested semi-final.

The reigning World Champion took to the water against 2014 World Champion, Emma Twigg of New Zealand as well as crews from Mexico, Zimbabwe, Switzerland and Canada. 


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