Friday, July 13, 2012

A win at Trials means I'm qualified for the World Champs in Bulgaria

... returning to the world stage in the lightweight women’s single is Ursula Grobler, Lake Union Crew (Pretoria, South Africa) who defeated Katherine Robinson, Pocock Rowing Center (Everett, Wash.). Grobler won with a time of 7:50.877. Robinson was second in 8:03.753.

Grobler finished fourth in the event last summer at the world championships in Bled, Slovenia and had attempted a bid for the Olympics in the lightweight women’s double. When that did not happen, she refocused her efforts in the single.

“It’s been a tough year,” said Grobler. “I just had to refocus and a world champion medal is still a great victory. It’s not the Olympics, but it is still an achievement and I want to keep going.”

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