Rio 2016: Poland wins first gold

Polish rowers Magdalena Fularczyk-Kozłowska and Natalia Madaj have won a gold medal during the final of the double sculls competition of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

EN_01220475_4803.jpg The medal is the first gold won by Poland at these Olympics.

The two women rowers reached the finish line in 7:40.10, beating the UK and Lithuanian team, who won the silver and bronze respectively.

More medals

The Polish female rowing team also won a bronze medal on Thursday finishing third in the quadruple sculls competition.

They completed the race in 6:50.86, just a hair after Germany and the Netherlands (gold and silver respectively).

The two medals bring Poland’s total count up to three, after Polish cyclist Rafał Majka won a bronze medal.

Source: thenews.pl