Team USA’s Gevvie Stone had a big lead before taking on a bit of water, but held on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of women’s single sculls.
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Boston-born Stone, 31, won her heat as the No. 1 qualifier. She raced off to a hefty lead before wind and waves tossed significant water into the 27-foot-long vessel.
The win helps her avoid what could be a costly extra race, as the first three finishers skip right to Tuesday’s quarters.