Mahé Drysdale of NZ wins Gold in Men’s Single Sculls

Mahé Drysdale of New Zealand won the gold medal in the Men’s Single Sculls Rowing event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday after a photo finish.

Mahé Drysdale of NZ wins Gold in Men's Single Sculls

Defending champion Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand retained his Olympic title by the tightest of margins as he was given gold in the same time as Croat Damir Martin in the men’s single sculls.

Silver medal was awarded to Croatia’s Damir Martin.

Rio 2016 Men's Single Sculls Rowing Event Photo Finish

Both the boats ended the race with the time of 6:41.34. Judges ruled the bow of Drysdale’s boat was marginally ahead of Martin’s, with the pair awarded the same time.

Ondřej Synek of Czech Republic finished third to win the bronze medal with a time of 6:44.10.

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