It all came down to Wednesday in London as the men's eight rowing competition final took place during the 2012 London Olympic Games. And although the United States of America fought with all of their might, it would eventually prove not enough, as they would finish fourth overall in the final event, just missing out on a medal.
Germany won the Olympic gold medal in the men's rowing eight with a time of 5:48.75 at Eton Dorney in London. The win marked Germany's third gold medal of the games. Canada fought hard to win the silver with a time of 5:49.98 and while the host nation Great Britain won the bronze with a time of 5:51.18. Germany now have eight medals at the games with Canada collecting their fifth. Great Britain won their sixth medal of the games.
As for the USA, they finished with a time of 5:51.48. Los Angeles native Brett Newlin is on the team.
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