Varese, Italy – The United States women’s eight, featuring three Golden Bears –Agatha Nowinski (stroke), Kendall Chase (seven-seat), and Lindsay Meltz (coxswain) – captured Gold on Sunday at the Women’s World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy.
The Golden Bear trio, who won their heat on Thursday to advance to Sunday’s A final, won the Gold medal with a time of 6:07.88 on Sunday to beat silver medalist Great Britain (6:11.76).
Chase took home her second Gold of the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, after also leading the United States to victory in the women’s four on Saturday.
The Australia women’s eight, featuring Cal’s Jacinta Edmunds in the seven-seat, placed fourth in Sunday’s A final with a time of 6:12.83.
In women’s double sculls, Norway, featuring Cal’s Inger Kavlie (bow-seat), took home the silver in Sunday’s a final with a time of 7:06.18. Romania edged out Kavlie’s Norway crew with a time of 7:01.83.
On Saturday, the United States women’s pair, featuring Nowinski in the bow-seat, took home the silver in the A final on Saturday. The U.S. finished the course in 7:15.84, behind gold medalist New Zealand’s time of 7:02.89.
Incoming freshman Katarina Floyd placed fifth in the C final for the United States in the lightweight women’s single sculls on Saturday, finishing the course in 8:10.70.
Senior Ingvild Roenningen, competing for Norway as the bow-seat in the women’s pair, captured gold in the B final on Saturday with a time of 7:33.76. The Germany women’s pair of Golden Bears Charlotte Siering and Dorothee Beckendorff placed sixth in Saturday’s B final with a time of 8:29.01.