Andrew Triggs Hodge (l), Tom James, Steve Williams and Pete Reed (r) perpetuated Great Britain’s
legacy in the men’s four, following in the footsteps of previous British champions in this boat
class Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell.
At the 2004 Athens Games, Kirsten van der Kolk (l) and
Marit van Eupen of the Netherlands won bronze. During
the following three years, van der Kolk became a mother
and van Eupen competed in the lightweight single. The duo
came back together again in the lead up to Beijing with the
aim of winning the Olympic title - they did so with golden
shoes in their boat.
Australian fans in the grandstands at the 2008 Olympic Games
in Beijing, China.
Reigning Olympic Champion
and five-time World Champion
Drew Ginn (l) of Australia won
his third Olympic gold medal
with new partner in the men’s
pair, Duncan Free.