An Early Lead Rio102
It is always amusing to listen to the announcers opine that a particular athlete doesn't have a chance to succeed at the very thing he is succeeding at. Those calling the Men's Single Scull race were sure that Damir Martin (Croatia) would fad to obscurity as the 2,000 meter race continued. Instead the Croat was virtually tied with the New Zealander defending his Gold Medal. Ultimately the race went to the photo finish, showing that Martin had finished second by about an inch. So it was a brilliant race that while not a complete upset, but still a surprising finale. Well done, Damir!