Medals awarded at final day of rowing at London Paralympics
Monday, September 3, 2012
London, England — The final day of rowing at the London Paralympics took place yesterday at , with all the medals being decided. China finished on top, earning two golds. Ukraine came in second in rowing medals with a gold and a bronze, Great Britain earned a gold, France earned a pair of silver medals, Australia and Germany won a silver medal, and Belarus and Russia each won a bronze.
Coming into the AS Men Single Sculls, Tom Aggar of Great Britain was the gold medal favourite having not lost a major international competition. He failed in his quest. Australia's Erik Horrie claimed silver in the event despite being in the hospital 24 hours earlier. With a close finish, Australia's fans initially thought he won bronze.
The TA Mixed Double Sculls race was a fight for bronze withand of Australia being just beaten by Oksana Masters and Rob Jones of the United States by less than a second to finish fifth.
, , the Kate Middleton and Australia's Minister for Sport were amongst the dignitaries that watched the medal races.