Semifinals, Quarterfinals and Reps On The Schedule For Day Four
July 30, 2012
Five United States’ crews will race for a chance to advance in the 2012 London Olympic Games tomorrow.
First up will be the women’s double sculls team of Margot Shumway (Westlake, Ohio) and
Sarah Trowbridge (Guilford, Conn.). The duo raced today, but fell one place short of advancing to the semifinal.
There are two spots available to advance and they will be racing at 9:50 a.m. against the Czech Republic, The Netherlands, China, Germany and Ukraine. Shumway and Trowbridge finished with a time of 6:55.25. Of the boats in their heat, only China rowed a faster time in today’s heat with a 6:50.64.
Rowing in the second repechage of the lightweight women’s double at 10:20 a.m. will be Julie Nichols (Livermore, Calif.) and Kristin Hedstrom (Concord, Mass.). They will face Canada, Korea, Cuba, and Argentina with the first three boast advancing to the semifinal. They are the top seed in the race based on the times from the heats Sunday and defeated Canada in their opening heat.
Ken Jurkowski (New Fairfield, Conn.) will row in men’s single sculls quarterfinals at 11:20 a.m. against India, Egypt, Argentina, Sweden, and China. Three boats will advance to the semifinals and this should be a hard race to advance from, especially since it has Sweden’s Lassi Karonen, one of the favorites to medal in the event.
Rowing in the women’s single sculls at 11:50 a.m. will be Gevvie Stone (Newton, Mass.). She will face Spain, Ireland, Sweden the Czech Republic, and Cuba with three advancing to the semifinal. This will also be a difficult race to advance out of with both reigning world champion Mirka Knapkova, and Frida Svensson, the 2010 world champion.
Wrapping up the day’s race schedule will be the lightweight men’s four crew of Robin Prendes (Miami, Fla.), Nick LaCava (Weston, Conn.), William Newell (Weston, Mass.) and Anthony Fahden (Lafayette, Calif.). The four stumbled in the opening heat, but recovered and advanced, winning their repechage Sunday.
They will race The Netherlands, Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, and the Czech Republic at 12:40 with three boats advancing to the final. The U.S. crew picked up speed from the heat to the rep, but will need more to advance.
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