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Britain wins gold in men's four

Updated: August 4, 2012, 7:04 AM ET
Associated Press

WINDSOR, England -- Britain successfully defended its Olympic rowing title in the men's four by beating big rival Australia to gold at Dorney Lake on Saturday.

The crew of Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James, Andrew Triggs Hodge secured Britain's fourth straight Olympic victory in the event in dominant fashion, leading from start to finish, to cross in 6 minutes 3.97 seconds. Australia was a half-length behind in second and the U.S. took the bronze.

Britain, the reigning world champion, ...

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