In the final, the Romanians covered the distance in 6 minutes 41.03 seconds, setting an Olympic record.

Silver medals were won by Brooke Donoghue and Hannah Osborne (+3.79 seconds) from New Zealand.

Bronze for Ross de Jong and Lisa Schenard from the Netherlands (+4.70).

Earlier it was reported that Kurochkina and Pitirimova took the last place in the consolation final in twos at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.