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US win gold in women's eight, men take bronze
The American men won the bronze medal in the eight.
Beijing, China (Sports Network) - The United States rowing team won a gold medal Sunday at the Beijing Olympics, beating the field in the women's eight competition.

The U.S. women's eight team finished the 2,000-meter race in 6 minutes, 5.34 seconds to earn the gold. The Americans had won a silver medal in the eight at the 2004 Athens Games. Only Mary Whipple, Anne Cummins and Caryn Davies were members of both teams. The remaining members of the team were Erin Cafaro, Lindsay Shoop, Anna Goodale, Elle Logan, Caroline Lind and Susan Francia.

"We rode a boat called The Hunter, we hunted everyone all the way down," said Cummins.

The Netherlands and Romania had it out for the silver medal and the Dutch crossed the finish line first, just .03 seconds ahead. The Romanians were denied a fourth straight gold medal in this event.

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