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Twenty-One U.S. Crews to Race at 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
July 20, 2010

M1x; photo credit: USRowing

The United States will have 21 crews racing at the 2010 World Rowing Under 23 Championships later this week in Brest, Belarus. In total, 887 athletes in 309 crews from 57 nations will be vying for world titles in the men's single sculls, women's single sculls, lightweight men's single sculls, lightweight women's single sculls, men's double sculls, women's double sculls, lightweight men's double sculls, lightweight women's double sculls, men's quadruple sculls, women's quadruple sculls, lightweight men's quadruple sculls, lightweight women's quadruple sculls, men's pair, women's pair, lightweight men's pair, men's four, women's four, lightweight men's four, men's four with coxswain, men's eight and women's eight.

The men's double leads the way in number of entries with 25, followed by the lightweight men's single with 24. The single leads the way on the women's side with 19 entries.

Racing begins on Thursday, July 22, at 9:30 a.m. local time with heats in 20 events, while repechages, or second-chance races, and quarterfinals will take place on Friday. Saturday's racing features semifinals in events with more than 12 entries and finals in the women's four, men's four with coxswain, lightweight women's quadruple sculls, women's pair, women's double sculls and women's quadruple sculls. Sunday's racing features finals in the remaining 15 events. The draw for heat and lane assignments will take place on Wednesday at 3 p.m. local time.

At last year's World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, the U.S. won silver medals in the lightweight women's quadruple sculls, men's four and women's eight.

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