Tuks Rowers Lawrence Brittain and Shaun Keeling have bagged South Africa's third medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, having won silver in the men's pairs behind favourites New Zealand. It was very good day for Team South Africa on the water and Brittain and Keeling got off to a flying start, leading the field in the opening 500 meters. However, the Kiwis, who have dominated this event since 2009, made their move to take the lead around the halfway mark. The South Africans gave Great Britain and Italy a sniff when they dropped to fourth place soon after, but eyeing a podium finish the pair upped their stroke rate and increased their speed at just the right time, finishing second ahead of Italy. They finished in a time of 7 minutes, 2.51 seconds, just 2.8 seconds behind New Zealand, who claimed a 71st successive victory at the event. - SABC Digital

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