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Coxswain's rallying cry spurs US women's eight to more gold

The U.S. boat was in third place halfway through the race when coxswain Katelin Snyder shouted the magic words: "This is the U.S. women's eight!"

Yes, it was.

The crew responded and did what it always does: It won.

The U.S. women's eight is a seemingly invincible boat, with 11 consecutive world and Olympic titles since 2006.

Only two crew members racing Saturday remained from the boat that won gold in the London Olympics, and only one from Beijing four years earlier.

It didn't matter.

Canada led after the first 1,000 meters of the 2,000-meter race, with the U.S. in third. But when Snyder unleashed her rallying cry, everyone knew what had...

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