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.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.
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.
STROKE, STROKE, STROKE.
The United States eight, with the James twins aboard, finished just outside the margin of error.