Great Britain's rowers get their best-ever medal haul

  • 5 September 2011
Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter celebrate Image copyright AP

Britain's rowers have won 14 medals and finished top of the table at the World Rowing Championships in Slovenia.

Olympic Champions Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter only just beat New Zealand to take first place in the Men's Lightweight Double final on Sunday.

The men's four also grabbed gold, which took Team GB's total to seven golds, three silvers and four bronze medals.

That's their best-ever haul at the championships.

It's looking good for Team GB for London 2012, where they're expected to do well in rowing.

Five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave said that "home advantage in London makes us the team to beat."