Double World Cup rowing gold for Australia

Australia have wrapped up their World Rowing Cup 2 campaign with gold medals in the men's and women's fours in Linz, Austria.

In overcast conditions at the Linz-Ottensheim regatta course, the women's crew of Lucy Stephan, Rosie Popa, Sarah Hawe and Molly Goodman secured Sunday's opening victory with a push from the halfway mark after Great Britain led early.

In the final 500 metres, Goodman upped the Australian stroke rate to 38 and then 40 to put the Australians comfortably ahead at the finish.

It was their first gold medal of the international season.

Australia's world champion men led their final from start to finish.

Josh Hicks, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves and Alex Hill powered out of the start with a 50-stroke rate and were leading the charge at the 500 metre mark.

As the crews reached the middle of the race, just two seconds separated the field, when Australia broke away.

An imposing charge gave them a full boat length over Romania, with the rest of the field trailing behind at the line.

The Australian women's quadruple scull and eight both won bronze medals at the event.

In the other A-finals, the Australian men's quadruple scull finished fourth, the men's eight fifth and the women's single sculler, Madeleine Edmunds, fifth.