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US women's eight dominates rowing heat in Rio

3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago August 08, 2016 Aug 8, 2016 Monday, August 08 2016 August 08, 2016 10:40 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. women's eight has entered the Rio Olympics rowing competition in dominating style, winning its heat several boat lengths ahead of the Netherlands.

The double Olympic champions won the race Monday in 6 minutes, 6.34 seconds, a whooping eight seconds ahead of the Dutch boat. Romania was third in 6:16.24.

The U.S. has won 10 consecutive world and Olympic titles in the women's eight since 2006, a dynasty that is unmatched in most team sports.

The rowing competition resumed in calm and overcast conditions after races were canceled Sunday due to strong winds.

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