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Gloucestershire duo win gold medals at Rio 2016 Olympic games – Gloucestershire Live

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Gloucestershire#8217;s Pete Reed and Matt Gotrel have won Olympic gold medals as The Uk stormed to victory within the rowing men#8217;s eight final at Rio 2016.

It#8217;s Nailsworth naval officer Reed#8217;s third successive gold medal, an achievement that sees him enroll in a pantheon of effective British Olympians, while Chipping Campden#8217;s Gotrel tastes victory on his Olympic games debut.

This means Britain have won three golds and 2 silvers within the rowing in the Olympic games, one under at London 2012, with Gloucestershire#8217;s Alex Gregory one of the those who win within the four yesterday.

The eights hadn#8217;t won a race all season but brought from beginning to end to win with a margin of just one.33 seconds.

Read: Big interview with Pete Reed

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