Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler secured victory in the women's pair ©Getty Images

Germany set a world best time in the men's eight on the final day of the World Rowing Cup in Poznan in Poland.

The crew were challenged by Olympic champions Britain and New Zealand during the race, but came through to triumph in a time of 5min 18.68sec.

It bettered the previous mark of 5:19.35, which was set by Canada back in 2012.

New Zealand finished as the runner-up in 5:23.20 while Britain completed the podium by crossing the finish line in 5:25.97.

There was also a world best time set in the women's pair, as New Zealand's Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler completed the event in 6:49.08.

The United States and Australia settled for the minor medals, with their crews clocking 6:54.61 and 7:03.08 respectively.

World best times would continue to tumble as Robert Manson produced a superb performance in the men's single sculls.

Manson, who is looking to succeed Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale as New Zealand's top single sculler, ended the event in a winning time of 6:30.74.

Cuba's Angel Fournier Rodriguez ended as the runner-up in 6:38.67, while Switzerland's Nico Stahlberg clocked 6:40.25 for third.

Magdalena Lobnig of Austria produced a similarly fine performance in the women’s single sculls, producing a world best time of 7:13.260.

Britain's European champion Victoria Thornley claimed silver in a time of 7:14.74, with China's Jingli Duan crossing a second further adrift to end third.

Britain earned gold in the men's quadruple sculls event as Jack Beaumont, Jonathan Walton, John Collins and Peter Lambert finished in 5:36.42.

The Netherlands and Norway rounded off the top three by clocking 5:38.97 and 5:39.42 respectively.

Australia emerged as the winners of the men's four in a time of 5:44.34, pushing rivals Britain into second place, as they ended in 5:45.57.

Germany secured bronze in a time of 5:55.25.

A total of 23 nations won medals at the World Cup, with New Zealand topping the table with six gold and one silver.