The United States eight, with the James twins aboard, finished just outside the margin of error.
The 2012 Olympic edition was one of the most exciting of all time, with all six boats finishing within about a length of one another.

Overwhelming favorite Germany took the gold in 5:48.75. Canada slipped past Great Britain in the last few hundred meters to snatch silver with a time of 5:49.98, while the British in 5:51.18 barely held off the hard-charging Americans. The U.S. clocked in at 5:51.48.
With the start of a new semester approaching, I'm considering how to turn three-tenths of a second short of a medal into three-tenths of a point short of a B.

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