Olympic rowing: Germans row to quadruple sculls gold

London: Germany`s rowers dominated the men`s quadruple sculls final Friday to take the Olympic gold medal.

The Germans started the fastest and slowly pulled away to complete the 2-km course by clear water in five minutes, 42.48 seconds.

Croatia, the fastest team in the world this year, won a close race for silver 2.5 seconds back.

World champion Australia were edged into bronze, half a second behind the Croatians.

"I cannot express it in words," German oarsman Karl Schulze said.

"Only after we crossed the finish line, I realised that we won the gold. My God, there is nothing better than this."