Aug 02, 2012

By Jane Brown

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The Canadian women’s eight has won a silver medal at the Olympic rowing regatta at the London Summer Games.

The powerhouse Americans won gold while the Netherlands captured bronze.

Canada and the U.S. came into the Games as rivals for gold.

The U.S. won the last two world titles, while Canada settled for silver.

The Americans also won gold at Beijing in 2008, when Canada was fourth

It was only the second race at these Games for the Canadian women, who won their heat Sunday to advance directly to the final.

The U.S. won the other heat.

The Canadian men’s eight won silver behind Germany at the Games on Wednesday.

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