French pair win rowing sculls gold at Rio 2016

AFP , Friday 12 Aug 2016

Jeremie Azou and Pierre Houin
France's Jeremie Azou (R) and France's Pierre Houin celebrate with their gold medals on the podium of the LWT Men's Double Sculls final rowing competition at the Lagoa stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. (AFP)

French duo Jeremie Azou and Pierre Houin won the Olympics men's lightweight double sculls on Friday.

They crossed the line in 6min 30.7sec to beat Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan of Ireland and Norway's Kristoffer Brun and Are Strandli.

Ilse Paulis and Maalke Head of the Netherlands won the women's lightweight sculls race in 7:04.03. They came in ahead of Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee of Canada and Huang Wenyi and Pan Feihong of China.

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