Result: Team Oracle USA complete historic comeback

Oracle Team USA tactician Sir Ben Ainslie holds the America's Cup trophy as he celebrates onstage after they beat Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America's Cup during the final race on September 25, 2013
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Team Oracle USA come back from 8-1 down to defeat Emirates New Zealand in the America's Cup.

Team Oracle USA have completed an astonishing fightback to retain the America's Cup against Emirates New Zealand.

From 8-1 down, the American strung together eight straight wins at Golden Gate Yacht Club, San Francisco, to crown one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history.

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie was brought on as tactician as the defending champions were left for dust by the Kiwi team, but no-one could have predicted such a remarkable story unfolding.

It was only the third time in the 162-year history of the event that a decider has been raced, and a second straight victory for Team Oracle following success over Alinghi in 2010.

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