Australian rowers out to correct curious quirk of Olympic history at Paris Games | Kieran Pender

<div><p>One of the sport’s most successful nations has never won gold in the eight but a selection gamble could help break the drought this year</p><p>How does four go into eight? That was the elementary mathematical problem facing Australian rowing after the last Olympic Games in Tokyo.</p><p>Australia has never won an Olympic gold medal in the men’s or women’s eight. It is a conspicuous omission. The eight is considered to be rowing’s blue riband event, but for Australia – one of the most successful rowing nations in the world – Games glory has proven strangely elusive.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/25/australia-rowing-team-paris-olympics-eight">Continue reading...</a></div>

One of the sport’s most successful nations has never won gold in the eight but a selection gamble could help break the drought this year

How does four go into eight? That was the elementary mathematical problem facing Australian rowing after the last Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Australia has never won an Olympic gold medal in the men’s or women’s eight. It is a conspicuous omission. The eight is considered to be rowing’s blue riband event, but for Australia – one of the most successful rowing nations in the world – Games glory has proven strangely elusive.

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One of the sport’s most successful nations has never won gold in the eight but a selection gamble could help break the drought this year

How does four go into eight? That was the elementary mathematical problem facing Australian rowing after the last Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Australia has never won an Olympic gold medal in the men’s or women’s eight. It is a conspicuous omission. The eight is considered to be rowing’s blue riband event, but for Australia – one of the most successful rowing nations in the world – Games glory has proven strangely elusive.

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