Mia & JW8+ Win Silver at Worlds
Race information and results courtesy of www.worldrowing.org:
Junior Women’s Eight (JW8+) – Final
In the preliminary race on Thursday Romania won. This gave them the centre lane here today with Germany on one side of them and the United States on the other. Last year Romania finished second with Germany taking the gold.
Romania had the fastest start with the United States coming through in second. Stroked by Denisa-Maria Albu at her first international event, Romania remained in the lead through the middle of the race as the United States held on to second. In the US boat the stroke was Mia Croonquist who took gold last year at the World Rowing Junior Championships in the women’s four.
Meanwhile Italy, Germany and Russia were fighting it out for the bronze. With Romania and the United States clearly in the lead the sprint to the line was on for Russia, Italy and Germany. The Italian crew was made up of their junior four plus the junior pair, the Lo Bue sisters who had won gold yesterday in the pair. They looked smooth and together as they pushed ahead of Germany to get into the bronze medal spot. The Lo Bue sisters thus became the only rowers at this regatta to win two medals.
A very happy Romania had taken gold by leading from start to finish with the United States rowing through to silver. This was the first time Italy had ever won a medal in junior women’s eights.
Results: ROU, USA, ITA, GER, RUS, BUL