Women's Quadruple Sculls (W4X)
Winners to finals. Others to repechage.
ROM (Lane 1), CHN, USA, RUS, GBR (Lane 5)
RUS, the bronze medalist at the 1999 Worlds, is favored to win this race and advance to
the finals. The USA , 4th at the 1999 Worlds, will challenge RUS. However, in the final of
the Lucerne World Cup in July, RUS placed a close second (1.8 seconds behind ROM), and
finished 8 seconds ahead of the USA. GBR has not shown speed in World Cup racing
sufficient to stay with the other two crews.
DEN (Lane 1), UKR, GER, AUS (Lane 4)
GER is the gold medal favorite and the reigning World and Olympic Champion. GER has won
both of its World Cup appearances this year in Munich by 1.5 seconds over UKR, and in
Lucerne by 1.8 seconds over RUS. Put you bets on GER to win this race and advance to the
Copyright 2000. Kent Mitchell.
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