Great Britain came out on top of the medal table at the Rowing Worlds ending today, and capped it off with a last-race victory in the men's eights, which was a successful defense of their championship last year. GBR finished 10 total medals, 4 gold - just ahead of NZL with 9 overall, and AUS and GER both with 8. A remarkable even practically even spread at the top, which closely resembled the table last year where four countries finished atop with 8. GBR continues a strong tradition in the sport - they led the table at 2012, too, but it is nice to see some continued diversity in the sport, with countries including Turkey, Greece, South Africa, and Israel all won at least one place on the podiums across the 27 events contested. With the back-to-back wins in the finale, the GBR men's eights certainly set themselves up as the Olympic favorites for '16, and probably carries some confidence for them after failing to win on home turf in '12. It will be interesting to see how teams deal with GBR in next year's final major tune-up before the Games.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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