FA Final Preview
The United States with its fast start will be looking to wrap up the gold early with a wire-to-wire victory, as it did last summer in Athens. However, expect a strong challenge from Italy which closed very fast on the US crew in their preliminary heat. Then expect another close contest for the bronze between Poland, Germany and Russia in the last 500 meters.
Abbreviations: RUS is Russia.  ITA is Italy.  GER is Germany.  USA is United States.  POL is Poland.  GBR is Great Britain.