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Terhaar, U.S. Women's Eight finish off podium in Tokyo

Canada took gold to end the United States run of three straight gold medals in the event. The U.S. is coached by Buffalo native Tom Terhaar.
Credit: AP
Jessica Thoennes, Charlotte Buck, Gia Doonan, Brooke Mooney, Olivia Coffey, Regina Salmons, Meghan Musnicki, Kristine O'Brien and Katelin Guregian of the United States react after competing in the women's rowing eight final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

TOKYO (AP) - Canada ended American dominance in the rowing women’s eight and New Zealand won a pair of gold medals on the final day of rowing at the Tokyo Games. Canada’s start-to-finish victory in the women’s eight ended a run of three consecutive Olympic gold medals for the U.S. New Zealand's Emma Twigg won the women's single sculls and the Kiwi men won the men's eight. Greece's Stefanos Ntouskos won the men's single sculls. The American rowers leave Tokyo without a medal.

The United States women are coached by Buffalo native Tom Terhaar who came up through the West Side Rowing Club.  He has become one of the most decorated and respected coaches in the sport.