Former UVA rowers advance out of Olympic prelims

Japan 2020

Rowers train at the Sea Forest Waterway ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

TOKYO (WFXR) — Dutch rower and 2010 Virginia graduate Inge Janssen advanced with her women’s quadruple sculls team to the final after finishing second behind Germany in their preliminary heat on Friday at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo.

The Netherlands finished with a time of 6:19.36, 1.14 seconds behind Germany. Both teams move on to the final, set to take place on Tuesday morning.

American Meghan O’Leary, a 2008 graduate from the University of Virginia, finished fifth with her quadruple sculls team in the same heat. The United States will have another opportunity to advance to the final during the repechage heats on Sunday morning.

New Zealand’s Hannah Osborne, also a former UVA rower, advanced to the semifinal of the women’s double sculls with her partner Brooke Donoghue after winning their heat with a time of 6:53.62. Osborne and Donoghue will next compete on Monday morning for a spot in Wednesday’s final.

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