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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Newbury's Charles Elwes wins bronze in Great Britain's rowing men's eight

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Newbury's Charles Elwes helped Great Britain secure a bronze medal in the men's eight in the final rowing event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Friday morning.

The 24-year-old teamed up with Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin and Tom Ford to hand Team GB their second medal at the rowing regatta.

The men's eight finished behind New Zealand, who took gold, and Germany, who claimed silver.

It's the second medal Team GB have won in rowing
It's the second medal Team GB have won in rowing

It comes just a couple of days after the men's quadruple sculls secured silver at Sea Forest Waterway, the same day as fellow Newbury rower Matt Rossiter narrowly missed out on a medal with his men's coxless four teams.

Former Yale University rower Elwes, who is a member of Leander Club like Rossiter, helped secure Great Britain's place in the final after a second place finish in the repechage.

He was also part of the men’s eight who secured gold medals at the 2021 European Rowing Championships in Varese and the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne.

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