AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Former Stanford rowers Elle Logan and Grace Luczak helped lead Team USA to a gold medal on Sunday at the World Championships in Amsterdam.
The U.S. led from start to finish, posting an impressive three-second victory over Canada. With a time of 5:56.83, the Americans gained a spot at the top of the podium and will bring home gold medals. Canada grabbed silver with a time of 5:59.66 and China took bronze with a 6:00.52. The rest of the field included Romania, Russia and Great Britain.
Logan sat in the seven-seat while Luczak provided the power from the middle in the five-seat.
It was the ninth consecutive U.S. women’s eight to stand on the podium at an Olympic Games or world championship. Luczak captured gold for the second straight year at the World Championships, her third medal in as many World Championship competitions. She also earned bronze in the 4- in 2010. Logan was in her fifth World Championships and now has three gold medals and one silver.
Junior Filippa Karrfelt joined the two gold medal winners at the World Championships. Karrfelt represented Sweden in the women’s double sculls and won the D final on Saturday with a time of 7:13.41.
The U.S. women’s lightweight double sculls pair, Devery Karz and Michelle Sechser, were racing in the boat named after Stanford head coach Yasmin Farooq. The USA duo took fourth in the B final on Saturday.