ConnectU founders place sixth, Aussie win gold

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ConnectU founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have placed sixth in the Men’s Rowing (Without Coxswain). This also means that their Olympic dreams are finished, as they don’t take any medals home. To get this far; both had to make through two rounds of heats, a semifinal and today’s final.

The eventual winners were Drew Ginn and Duncan Free; from the Australian team (GO AUSTRALIA!!!). Canada came second, thanks to David Calder and Scott Frandsen; and New Zealand finished with bronze, thanks to Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater.

The Aussies posted a 6:37.44, while the ConnectU twins finished the round with a 7:05.58. Germany placed fourth and South Africa placed fifth.

The ConnectU founders had just recently settled a lawsuit against Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, accusing him of stealing their plan and code for the site while the three were students at Harvard and Zuckerberg was hired as a programmer.

Australia, as of 10:30PM on the 16/08/08, is placed fourth with 7 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze – just beating Japan (who is fifth) in the tally. China is ranked first with 27 gold, US is second with 16 gold and Germany is placed fourth with 8 gold.