Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist captured Denmark's only gold of the Olympic rowing regatta by winning a controversial lightweight men's double sculls final that had to be restarted after the seat of one of the defending champion British crew came loose.
The Danes came through late to edge the British team of Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter by a quarter-length and improve on the bronze they won in the Beijing Games in 2008.
A clip that held Purchase's seat became twisted, causing him to slide. The race hadn't progressed more than 100 meters, allowing a restart to take place.
The French crew of Stany Delayre and Jeremie Azou held their hands up to signal a complaint when the incident happened but it was rejected by the race umpire.
A boat made an official protest after the race, according to world governing body FISA. That was also rejected, with FISA not saying which crew made the complaint.
''We are very good at dealing with things like that - that wouldn't have affected the outco...