USA women’s eight is golden again, topping Great Britain, Romania in final

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The United States women’s eight is golden, posting a time of 6:01.49 on Saturday en route to its third-straight gold medal.

The team of Katelin Snyder, Amanda Elmore, Elle Logan, Meghan Musnicki, Tessa Gobbo, Lauren Schmetterling, Amanda Polk, Kerry Simmonds and Emily Regan won by two-and-a-half seconds over Great Britain. Romania finished third.

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Logan has three golds now, while Musnicki has two. All of the other rowers top the podium for the first time at an Olympics.

Earlier, U.S. single sculls rower Gevvie Stone took silver.

The performance of his sister Emily fired up former University at Buffalo basketball player Will Regan.