Olympics rowing: Britain claim bronze as New Zealand win gold
Britain's George Nash and Will Satch took bronze as Eric Murray and Hamish Bond underlined their tag as favourites with gold in the men's pair.
The New Zealand duo, who are unbeaten in the last three years and lowered their own world record by six seconds in the heat, raced to victory in style.
France's Germain Chardin and Dorian Mortelette led through 500m before Murray and Bond swept past them.
Nash and Satch chased down the French but were beaten to the line.
It was Britain's fourth rowing medal at London 2012 and Satch was clearly delighted with third place.