Grady Wins Gold With USA, Bebb Takes Fifth With Team Canada
ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell rising-senior Michael Grady won a gold medal with the United States in the men's eight event at the 2018 Under 23 World Rowing Championships, held this past week on the world-renowned Malta regatta course in Poznan, Poland. Classmate Alex Bebb helped Team Canada to a fifth place finish. The U.S. crew took the lead just as the boats approached the 500-meter mark and then used a strong middle 1,000 to open up an eight-seat lead on the field entering the final quarter of the race. In the sprint, the U.S. was able to keep its margin on Great Britain and Romania. The U.S. finished with a time of 5:22.48 to win the gold. Great Britain and Romania clocked identical times of 5:24.93, with the British crew claiming silver by less than a hundredth of a second. Canada finished in a time of 5:27.990, just behind fourth-place Germany (5:27.050).