Mahe Drysdale

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Photo finish! Men’s single sculls finalists post twin 6:41.34 times

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The early bird gets the worm, as the athlete who claims he was the first to arrive at the Olympic Village put another rowing medal in the books for New Zealand.

The margin was razor thin, but Mahe Drysdale beat Croatia’s Damir Martin in a photo finish of 6:41.34 in the men’s single sculls final on Saturday.

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Drysdale took a gold medal in this event in London and a bronze in Beijing.

Czech Republic rower Ondrej Synek finished with bronze.

The USA did not push a boat into the final.