The United States had a slight edge but this did not last long as Italy, guided by coxswain, Gianluca Barattolo did a push that gave them a smidgen of a lead. In one lane over from Italy, German coxswain Frederik Boehm was watching that push and they were ready. This side by side fight saw Italy and Germany start to inch away from the rest of the field.

The final sprint was now in sight with Germany on fire. Boehm was driving his boat home at an incredible pace. Meanwhile Italy had found themselves under threat from Turkey. As Germany crossed the line in first there was nothing between Italy and Turkey. Italy had held on to silver. Turkey, in third, however were the ones that were really celebrating. Turkey had made it to the medals podium.

Results: GER, ITA, TUR, NED, USA

Gold - WISGOTT, Daniel (GER)

It’s unbelievable, fantastic. I can’t find any words!

Bronze - SONMEZ, Bayram Name (TUR)

It was hard but we are really happy as it is the first medal ever for Turkey at the Senior World Championships.