(E) Croatia wins 4th medal with rowing silver 2004 Olympics
Croatia wins rowing silver August 21, 2004 - 5:14PM
Email to a friend Printer format Australian rowers Drew Ginn and James Tomkins won the men's pairs rowing gold medal at the Olympics. Both had been members of the Oarsome Foursome coxless four that won gold in Atlanta eight years ago.
The Australians, renowned for their long, elegant style, beat Croatia' Skelin brothers - Sinisa and Niksa - by half a length. South Africans Donovan Cech and Ramon di Clement finished in the bronze medal place.
G and T, as they are known, drew out a length lead by the 1,000 metres half-way mark and held on at the finish.
For Tomkins, 39, it was his third rowing gold medal after victory in Barcelona in 1992 in the original Oarsome Foursome. Ginn, 29, joined that crew for the next Olympics.
Tomkins also won bronze in Sydney 2000 in a scratch pairs crew after Ginn pulled out prior to the Games with a back injury.