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Final Day of U23 Worlds
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 07/27/2014

VARESE, Italy – On the final day of the Under-23 World Championships, three Stanford rowers represented their countries in the A Finals.

The three Cardinal rowers rowed for the U.S., Australia and Sweden, while picking up one fourth place finish and two fifth place finishes.

Sophomore Lilly Tinapple competed for her native Australia in the women’s eight. With the USA pulling out in front by a comfortable margin and three teams neck-and-neck for the final two medal spots, the final 500 meters would be jam-packed full of excitement. Great Britain, which was in second at the 1,500-meter mark would hold on to that spot to take silver. Tinapple and Australia were half a second ahead of Germany, but the Germans would charge and create a near photo finish.

When all was said and done it was Germany taking bronze by less than a tenth of a second, crossing in 6:12.74. Australia notched fourth place with a time of 6:12.83.

Junior Filippa Karrfelt rowed for Sweden in the women’s double sculls. This was another very close race for the silver and bronze positions. Romania controlled the race, winning by about five seconds. After that only six seconds separated second and sixth place. Sweden was in sixth at the 1,500-meter mark, but was able to pass Italy. However, they could not catch Germany and France to earn a medal.

Norway took second and France third for silver and bronze, respectively. Karrfelt and Sweden ended up fifth with a time of 7:10.38, just over one second back of fourth-place Germany.

Incoming freshman Devin Norder was in the A final of the women’s lightweight double sculls event. Competing for the U.S., Norder was in her third race of the regatta after advancing through the heat and semifinal stages. The American boat took fifth overall, but was only 2.5 seconds back of bronze medalist Australia. The U.S. clocked a 7:09.86, while New Zealand claimed gold and Romania silver.

Stanford women’s rowing was well represented at the U23 World Championships with four individuals competing for three different countries in the regatta.

Results

Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls
1. New Zealand – 6:59.37
2. Romania – 7:03.68
3. Australia – 7:07.31
4. Switzerland – 7:07.89
5. USA – 7:09.86
6. Greece – 7:13.25

Women’s Double Sculls
1. Romania – 7:01.83
2. Norway – 7:06.18
3. France – 7:08.15
4. Germany – 7:09.16
5. Sweden – 7:10.38
6. Italy – 7:12.48

Women’s Eight
1. USA – 6:07.88
2. Great Britain – 6:11.76
3. Germany – 6:12.74
4. Australia – 6:12.83
5. Belarus – 6:19.22
6. Poland – 6:24.74


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