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Britain wins double sculls gold

Updated: August 3, 2012, 7:58 AM ET
Associated Press

WINDSOR, England -- British rower Katherine Grainger captured Olympic gold in her fourth attempt Friday, winning the women's double sculls with Anna Watkins at Dorney Lake.

The favored British crew won by more than a length and a half in 6 minutes, 55.82 seconds. Australia won silver and Poland took bronze.

Grainger sobbed after winning silver in the quadruple sculls at the 2008 Beijing Games, the third straight Olympics where she finished in the runner-up boat.

But since coming ...

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