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From left, the United States' Natalie Dell, Kara Kohler, Megan Kalmoe and Adrienne Martelli display the bronze medals they won in the women's rowing quadruple sculls in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Armando Franca, ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP

U.S. rowers Adrienne Martelli, Megan Kalmoe, Kara Kohler, and Natalie Dell.

Natacha Pisarenko, Associated Press - Ap

Minnesotan Kalmoe, USA win bronze in quad sculls

  • Associated Press
  • August 1, 2012 - 3:13 PM

WINDSOR, England - Ukraine won its first Olympic rowing gold medal in women's quadruple sculls Wednesday at Dorney Lake.

The US, which included Minneapolis native Megan Kalmoe, finished third.

The Ukrainian team of Kateryna Tarasenko, Nataliya Dovgodko, Anastasia Kozhenkova and Yana Dementieva beat Germany by a length, winning in 6 minutes, 35.93 seconds. The Germans took silver ahead of the United States, which earned bronze.

It is Ukraine's second gold of the London Games, taking the country's overall medal haul to four.

Germany failed to win Olympic gold in the event for only the second time since the discipline was added to the Olympic rowing schedule in 1988.

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