Rio Olympics 2016: Switzerland edge Denmark to win lightweight four gold

Lucas Tramer, Simon Schuerch, Simon Niepmann and Mario Gyr
Lucas Tramer, Simon Schuerch, Simon Niepmann and Mario Gyr celebrate adding Olympic gold to their world and European Championship successes

Switzerland's men's lightweight four added Olympic gold to their world and European titles with victory in Rio.

The team of Lucas Tramer, Simon Schuerch, Simon Niepmann and Mario Gyr, who were fifth in London four years ago, won by 1.46 seconds.

The medal was Switzerland's third of the Games, after cyclist Fabian Cancellara's gold and shooter Heidi Diethelm Gerder's bronze.

Denmark, bronze medallists in 2012, took silver, and France bronze.

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