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Britain wins Olympic gold in women's double sculls

Updated August 4, 2012

WINDSOR, England (AP) Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking became the third female British crew to capture gold in the Olympic rowing regatta, winning the lightweight women's double sculls at Dorney Lake on Saturday.

The British boat pulled clear in the last 750 meters to win in a time of 7 minutes, 9,30 seconds, a length and a half ahead of China. Greece took bronze.

No British woman had ever won rowing gold at an Olympics before this regatta, but Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins eased to victory in the double sculls Friday, and Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the pair on Wednesday.

With the men's four winning their final earlier Saturday, the host nation has four golds and is set to top the rowing medals table.

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