The United States has traditionally dominated in rowing events, but they fell short in Friday's Men's Pair final. The event was won by the New Zealand duo of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, who took home the gold medal with a time of 6:16.65. The silver medal went to Germain Chardin and Dorian Mortelette of France with a 6:21.11 time, and the bronze went to George Nash and William Satch of Great Britain, finishing with a time of 6:21.77.
The only American representation in the Men's Pair final was Michigan native Tom Peszek and his partner Silas Stafford, who failed to medal in the event. Their final time was 6:53.30, good enough only for the eighth overall place in the competition.