Sitting on the edge of my seat, I was waiting anxiously to see who would win the Rowing: Men’s double sculls. I watched as they gracefully rowed over the dark shimmering water. The motion of their legs were in sync with their arms as they powered over the water. Crossing the finish line, my brother and I celebrated New Zealand’s first gold medal.
Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan won the nation's first gold medal at the London Olympics. Overwhelmed with joy Sullivan flung his arms up in the air, shook his partner’s hand before standing upright in the boat. The nation shared their joy as we were ecstatic at this win.
This is the 7th gold medal that New Zealand has won in rowing, but it is the first time we have won it in the Men’s double sculls. This is a huge achievement for them, and for the country. “It was about staying composed and waiting for our moment” Cohen commented after the race.
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