It had been 24 years since Germany last won the most significant race in Olympic rowing, so they didn't miss the chance to celebrate. The German men's eight team tossed coxswain Martin Sauer high in the air and into Dorney Lake after out-dueling Canada, Great Britain and the United States to take gold.
Olympic record for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in rowing
Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - BEIJING - AUGUST 22: Tim Brabants of Great Britain celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's flatwater kayak single (K1) 1000m Men Final at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)