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South Africa win rowing lightweight men's four

By AFP
South Africa made up late ground to pip favourites Great Britain with Beijing 2008 champions Denmark taking bronze.  By Manan Vatsyayana (AFP)

South Africa made up late ground to pip favourites Great Britain with Beijing 2008 champions Denmark taking bronze. By Manan Vatsyayana (AFP)

LONDON (AFP) - South Africa won the lightweight men's four gold at the London Olympics rowing regatta here on Thursday.

The winning four -- James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Ndlovu -- made up late ground to pip favourites Great Britain, with Beijing 2008 champions Denmark taking bronze.