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Last Updated: Saturday, 21 August, 2004, 07:25 GMT 08:25 UK
Brit duo take sculls bronze
Sarah Winckless and Elise Laverick
Britain's Sarah Winckless and Elise Laverick won the bronze medal in the women's double sculls on Saturday.

The pair finished in seven minutes 7.58 seconds to cruise into a comfortable third behind New Zealand and Germany.

They surged into medal contention at the 1,000m mark and gave the Germans a brief battle for silver.

But Peggy Waleska and Britta Oppelt pulled away to finish in 7:02.78 , while Kiwi twins Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell took gold in 7:01.79.

Bulgarians Miglena Markova and Anet-Jacgueline Buschmann finished fourth.

And an exhausted Markova had to be stretchered away for medical treatment after collapsing straight after crossing the line.

But the 21-year-old came around eventually and was able to gingerly walk away.

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