Great Britain wins a second rowing gold as the men's four triumph in Rio


Great Britain's rowers are celebrating stunning success on the water after winning two gold medals in 20 minutes.

Alex Gregory, George Nash, Moe Sbihi and Constantine Louloudis powered to victory in the men's coxless four - the flagship event for Britain's powerful rowing squad.

They convincingly beat Australia and Italy for gold, meaning that Britain has won five golds in a row in this competition.

Great Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate winning gold
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Shortly before, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning had stormed to victory in the women's pair to retain their Olympic title in style.

The pair, who won Britain's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, have not been beaten for five years.

Nash later told BBC One: "I'll say that was spot on. We had a good hand there. The three of these guys are the strongest rowers out there and we played a full hand today. Just an epic, epic row.

"We knew we had to go off hard to counter the Australians in the first 1,000 (metres) and they kept challenging, but we kept answering and we always came up with the goods. That's just what we trained for."

Great Britain's Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis celebrating winning the gold medal
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Gregory revealed that waiting for the race to begin felt worse than London 2012.

He said: "I didn't know what was happening four years ago, this one I knew what was coming and sitting on that start line it was horrible. Those hours this morning from our pre-paddle to coming out onto the start line was torturous.

"We just nailed that. It was our perfect race and we did it at the right time on the right day."