As Poland slipped back, Great Britain and Belarus began to make up ground on the leading crew. The British are the reigning World Champions but they have adjusted their crew for 2014 giving priority to the men's four. They were, however, doing great and closing on the leading United States.

In the final sprint the United States kept their cool and taking their stroke rate to 40 remained in front. France, at 46, was giving it their best to get into the medals. But Great Britain and Belarus were holding them off.

Results: USA, GBR, BLR, FRA, POL, CHN

Gold – Zachary Vlahos (USA)

We wanted to execute our race plan and we did that – we’re looking ahead to our goal, the World Championships. We’re one step closer.

Silver – Will Satch (GRB)

We had an awesome progression throughout the regatta from the first race to the last.