The last three crews for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team were released this afternoon, subject to final USOC approval.
The lineups are now known (although the alternates have not yet been officially named). Except for the men’s double and men’s lightweight double, all events will have American crews competing.
Elle Logan and Erin Cafaro, the women’s pair World Rowing Cup silver medalists this summer, have switched to the eight and will go into the 2012 Games as the defending eight Olympic champions.
With the inclusion of Kara Kohler, the women’s quad includes three of the four members of the Bled silver medal squad from the previous year (who began rowing only three years ago.
And got her first experience sculling internationally at Henley last summer, later winning gold in the W4- in Bled).
US Rowing Announces Complete 2012 Olympic Games Roster
Olympic Team has been finalised, pending USOC clearance. The United States will send twelve crews to the London Olympics in 2012.
Women’s single sculls, men’s single sculls, lightweight women’s double sculls, women’s quadruple sculls.
Men’s quadruple sculls, men’s four, lightweight men’s four, women’s eight, and men’s eight are among the events in which the United States will field crews.
14 athletes with numerous Olympic appearances and six Olympic medals are on the 44-person squad. Caryn Davies and Mary Whipple will both be competing in their third Olympic Games.
In the women’s eight in 2004 and 2008, Whipple and Davies took home silver in Athens and gold in Beijing. David Banks, Erin Cafaro, Susan Francia.
Scott Gault, Elliot Hovey, Ken Jurkowski, Megan Kalmoe, Giuseppe Lanzone, Caroline Lind, Eleanor Logan.
Brett Newlin, and Wes Piermarini are some of the other Olympians who will be returning.
US Chances and Challengers in London
For the host Great Britain, the 2012 rowing competition is picture-perfect. The numerous British rowers, who now hold the No. 1 unofficial ranking, will pose a strong challenge to all competitors.
Including Team USA. GB Rowing is undoubtedly the squad to beat in London, with 2011 World U23 winner Katherine Copeland.
On single scull and World Champions Ric Egington, Matt Landridge, Tom James, and Alex Gregory in the men’s four.
Given that the area is surrounded by water on all sides, it makes sense to assume that being close to lakes, rivers, and channels may give businesses an advantage over rivals.
Team USA is ranked fifth overall in the composite rankings, after Germany, New Zealand, and Australia, which are ranked first through fourth.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the men’s eight competition was held at Dorney Lake, which was referred to as Eton Dorney for venue purposes.
It took place from July 28 to August 1. There were 8 boats (72 participants) from 8 different countries.
Germany won the contest, marking the country’s first triumph under the name “Germany” (the United Team of Germany, East Germany, and West Germany had combined for 5 gold medals).
Canada, the reigning champions, were defeated by the German team, who claimed silver. Additionally, Great Britain dropped one spot from its 2008 silver finish to take bronze this time.