Great Britain, South Africa and Denmark on the podium for the lightweight men's four at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney, Great Britain.

Great Britain, South Africa and Denmark on the podium for the lightweight men's four at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton-Dorney, Great Britain.

Canadian Men’s Eight show off their gold medals at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing Aug 17, 2008. The Canadian Men’s eight won the gold while Great Britain took silver and USA bronze.

Canadian Men’s Eight show off their gold medals at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing Aug 17, 2008. The Canadian Men’s eight won the gold while Great Britain took silver and USA bronze.

Great Britain's Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins set a new Olympic record in the women's double sculls heats at Eton Dorney

Great Britain's Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins set a new Olympic record in the women's double sculls heats at Eton Dorney

Day 8 - Australia won silver in the Men's Four. Great Britain won the gold ahead of Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood. Photos - Olympic Rowing | London 2012 Olympics

Day 8 - Australia won silver in the Men's Four. Great Britain won the gold ahead of Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood. Photos - Olympic Rowing | London 2012 Olympics

South Africa stunned favourites Great Britain and Denmark to claim their  first ever Olympic rowing gold medal in the lightweight men's four on  Thursday in front of a 25,000 crowd.

South Africa stunned favourites Great Britain and Denmark to claim their first ever Olympic rowing gold medal in the lightweight men's four on Thursday in front of a 25,000 crowd.

Great Britain's, bottom left to right, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory, bottom, and Australia's, top from left, Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood compete during a men's rowing four semifinal  in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Great Britain finished first and Australia second.   #olympics #rowing

Great Britain's, bottom left to right, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory, bottom, and Australia's, top from left, Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Drew Ginn, James Chapman and William Lockwood compete during a men's rowing four semifinal in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Great Britain finished first and Australia second. #olympics #rowing

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: Glover & Stanning win Gold for Britain! #Olympics #TeamGB #london2012

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: Glover & Stanning win Gold for Britain! #Olympics #TeamGB #london2012

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals   #rowing #olympics

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals #rowing #olympics

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