July 26, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin senior men's rower and Milwaukee native Michael Lindberg joined a pair of Badger women's rowers in event finals at the 2013 FISA World Rowing Under 23 Championships. The event is taking place in Linz, Austria.
On Friday, Lindberg helped the U.S. men's lightweight four to a second-place result in the first repechage heat on Friday. With the top two crews advancing to Sunday's final, Lindberg keeps his medal hopes alive.
In today's race, Great Britain advanced first, winning the repechage in 6:13.85. The Americans clocked a 6:16.09 over 2000 meters to grab the second spot. Russia (6:22.15), Hungary (6:24.55) and Switzerland (6:26.62) rounded out the finishers in the race.
Now the Americans face defending-champion Italy, as well as Spain, Great Britain, France and Germany on Sunday in a race for gold.
Yesterday, Wisconsin women's coxswain Kendall Schmidt (Greenfield, Wis.) and rower Anne Rauschert (Bushnell, Ill.) won their heat and advanced directly to Sunday's final. Schmidt is in the boat for a second consecutive season and looks to win a second consecutive gold medal in the event.
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Men's Lightweight Four (Repechage 1 - Top 2 to Sunday final, rest to Final B)
1. Great Britain, 6:13.85; 2. USA, 6:16.09; 3. Russia, 6:22.15; 4. Hungary, 6:24.55; 5. Switzerland, 6:26.62
Badgers - Michael Lindberg