Olympic rowing: New Zealand`s Drysdale takes single sculls gold

Updated: Aug 03, 2012, 17:47 PM IST

London: Five-time world champion rower Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand powered to gold in the single sculls event at the London Olympics here Friday.

Drysdale won by a length to clock six minutes, 57.82 seconds ahead of Czech rower Ondreij Synek, the silver medallist in Beijing, who was 1.5 seconds back.

Britain`s Alan Campbell won the bronze in 7:03.28, pushing Lassi Karonen of Sweden into fourth.