Great Britain claimed two bronze rowing medals at Eton Dorney on Friday.
George Nash and William Satch finished third in the men's pair, while Alan Campbell bagged a medal in the single sculls.
In the pair, New Zealand's dominant crew of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray claimed gold in stunning fashion.
France held on to win the silver medal after fighting off Britain's desperate late surge in a thrilling sprint for the line.
Campbell replicated Nash and Satch's achievement by producing a brave row in the single sculls, won by the pre-event favourite, New Zealand's Mahe Drysdale.
The Northern Irishman showed great desire to take the final medal on offer as he overhauled Sweden's Lassi Karonen in the closing stages to make the podium.
It was rich reward for a sterling performance from Campbell, who finished fifth in the Beijing final.
"It's been an awesome year," said Satch.
"George and I have come up through the ranks. He has a lot more pedigree than me but I've put a lot of work in and in the last six months it has come together.
"It was just awesome to be on that line. We are both quite ecstatic. I don't know if we thought we could do it. I didn't think I would be here six months ago."
Campbell secured his bronze after virtually rowing himself to a standstill to finish behind Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale and Ondrej Synek.
"I just couldn't take another stroke at the end of the race. I could barely stand (in the medal ceremony). I could not get my words out," Campbell said.
"There was a lot of emotion. To stand tall with two of the best guys in the world, you could not ask for more. It will be tough for any other day to match up to today."
Stephen Rowbotham, Charles Cousins, Tom Solesbury, Matt Wells were in medal contention for much of the quadruple sculls final but had to settle for fifth place.
Despite missing out on the podium, they can be proud of their achievement in becoming the first British men's quad to qualify for an Olympic final.
The crew only came together for the World Cup series and Wells, a bronze medallist from Beijing, said: "Given what's happened this year, I think we've really outdone ourselves.
"I'm really proud of the guys in the boat with me. I think they've done an outstanding job, and when it came to it, not one of them bottled it, which can often happen with the pressure and the crowd.
"In fact, every one of them raised their game. Although I'm bitterly disappointed to have finished in fifth place, I feel really proud of what I've done."