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Rowing: Team USA’s Gevvie Stone snares silver in single sculls

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American rower Gevvie Stone is going out with a bang.

The 31-year-rower will retire from rowing after claiming silver for Team USA in the women’s single sculls on Saturday.

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Stone trained for the Olympics while attending medical school at Tufts. So she’s got that going for her, which is nice.

Australia’s Kimberley Brennan won gold, beating Stone by nearly 1.5 seconds, while China’s Jingli Duan took bronze.

 

Team USA’s Gevvie Stone wins single sculls heat, advances to quarters

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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.

WATCH LIVE: Day 1 of Rowing at the Rio Olympics

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From single to double to quadruple skulls, men’s pair, and lightweight men’s four, rowing gets us started on a busy Day 1 in Rio.

Keep your eyes on the men’s single sculls rivalry between world champion Ondrej Synek (Czech Republic) and New Zealand’s Mahe Drysdale.

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Team USA’s Gevvie Stone is expected to compete for a medal in women’s single sculls, while the women’s quadruple skulls has the U.S. as a “dark horse” behind the team of Adrienne Martelli, Megan Kalmoe, Grace Latz, and Tracy Eisser.