Best of luck tomorrow to Potomac Boat Club’s Nader Al-Naji and Rob Rasmussen in the C/D semifinals of the men’s double sculls, and to Christina Bax and her crew as they go for a third-consecutive womenâ€™s eight world title for the U.S.!
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RACICE, Czech Republic (USRowing) – Five U.S. crews advanced Friday, despite heavy rain throughout the second day of racing at the 2010 World Rowing Junior Championships. The womenâ€™s four, womenâ€™s quadruple sculls and womenâ€™s eight are set to race for medals tomorrow, Saturday, August 7. In total, seven U.S. boats are headed to either the semifinals or finals after today’s races.
The menâ€™s double sculls duo of Nader Al-Naji (Fairfax, Va.) and Robert Rasmussen (Washington D.C.) finished sixth in the third quarterfinal, and will now race in the C/D semifinals. The U.S crew finished fifth in its heat and second in its afternoon repechage en route to the quarterfinal. In todayâ€™s race, France pulled out early, gaining more than three seconds on the field in the first 500 meters and eventually winning in a 6:49.51. The U.S. posted a time of 7:20.35 and will take on Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic and Estonia on Saturday.
The U.S. womenâ€™s eight and menâ€™s four with coxswain are back in action tomorrow after winning their respective heats on Thursday. Coxswain Christine Devlin (Harvard, Mass.), Rosemary Grinalds (Southport, Conn.), Louise Breen (Northampton, N.H.), Madison Lips (Parker, Colo.), Christina Bax (Bethesda, Md.), Marianne Hoeft (New Canaan, Conn.), Kristen Faulkner (Homer, Alaska), Faith Richardson (Wellesley, Mass.) and Carli Goldberg (Sarasota, Fla.) will look to win a third-consecutive womenâ€™s eight world title. Coming off of a convincing win in its preliminary race, the U.S. crew will take on Czech Republic, Romania, Great Britain, Germany and Russia in the last event of the day.