Cohen and Sullivan strike gold in London 2012

Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan won New Zealand’s first gold medal of the 2012 Olympics with a magnificent come-from-behind victory in the men’s double sculls at Eton Dorney.

The win set off scenes of jubilation and delight among a large group of New Zealand supporters at the rowing venue.

Cohen and Sullivan, the world champions in 2010 and 2011, looked to be struggling early in the final, but timed their run home to perfection and ended up winning with room to spare.

“It’s better to win ugly than not all,” said a delighted Cohen afterwards.

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