Rio Olympics 2016: NZ win gold as Team GB finish fourth in men's pair

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NZ defend rowing title as GB finish fourth

New Zealand defended their Olympic title with a comfortable win in the men's pair final as Team GB narrowly miss out on bronze.

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond of New Zealand dominated the race as South Africa took silver.

Great Britain's Stewart Innes and Alan Sinclair, who were making their Olympic debuts, fought hard with Italy but were edged in the final 250m.

GB posted a time of seven minutes 7.99 seconds, 3.47 seconds behind Italy.

Stewart Innes & Alan Sinclair
Both Sinclair (left) and Innes are making their Olympic debut in Rio

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