U.S. crew win women's 8 rowing; Canada takes men's

Updated: August 17, 2008, 6:25 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIXIAOYING TOWN, China -- The United States won the gold medal in women's eight rowing, finally knocking off Romania and another crew for a win in the sport's signature event.

Erin Cafaro, Lindsay Shoop, Anna Goodale, Elle Logan, Anna Cummins, Susan Francia, Caroline Lind, Caryn Davies and coxswain Mary Whipple won on Sunday in 6 minutes, 5.34 seconds. They laughed and screamed as the crossed the finish line.

Canada won the gold medal in men's eight rowing, becoming ...

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