There is nothing easy about rowing a coxed pair. The weight of the coxswain adds to the challenge of getting down the 2000m course as fast as you can. Great Britain had the stronger start, but by the middle of the race Peter Kluge, Alexander Egler and coxswain Jonas Wiesen of Germany had managed to push in front. Great Britain, however, were not giving up. The British hung onto the Germans and these two boats came into the final sprint neck-and-neck.

In a last ditch attempt to take the lead, the gutsy British took their stroke rate to 42. Germany, at 39, was able to hold them off.

Results: GER, GBR, NED

Gold - EGLER, Alexander (GER)

At the beginning GBR had a really good start, it was a head to head race. GBR caught up with us when we moved in at the 1000. During the last 250 we finally caught up.

Silver - FIELDMAN, Henry (GBR)

It was a great experience. The three of us are just getting used to different aspects in the coxed pair, like the pacing of the race. This was a good learning experience. Going to Amsterdam is a strong possibility.