Tuks rowers win Olympic gold
By Morris Gilbert
Posted on 02 August 2012
James Thompson, John Smit, Matthew Brittain and Lawrence Ndlovu
Team SA and TuksRowing’s Men’s Lightweight Four, Matthew Brittain, Lawrence Ndlovu, John Smith and James Thompson won gold at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday with a winning time of 6:02.84.
South Africa finished superbly after trailing in fifth position with only 500m of the 2km race to go.
Great Britain won silver (6:03.09) and Denmark bronze (6:03.16).
"It was an incredible performance. They kept their cool and came through when it mattered most. We are extremely proud of them and they will be treated as heroes on their return," said Mr Kobus van der Walt, TuksSport Director in his reaction.