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US Women Win Eights Race in World Rowing Championships

The United States has won the women's eights race on the final day of the world rowing championships in Munich, Germany while Canada took the men's version of the event.

The United States led from the start Sunday to defend its women's title (6:17.20), edging Romania (6:18.33). Britain placed third (6:19.66).

Canada's men's crew picked up its first world title since 2003 (5:34.92). Defending champion Germany took silver (5:37.19). Germany was shut out of gold in the Olympic events for the first time at the world championships since their inception in 1962. The host settled for three silvers and two bronzes.

Britain won its third world title in a row in the women's quadruple sculls, while Poland did the same in the men's quadruple sculls.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.