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U.S. rowers racing in Beijing

August 11, 2008 |  1:14 pm

Michelle Guerette competes for the U.S. in the women's single sculls at the Beijing Games' Shunyi Rowing and Canoeing Park on Monday.

Five U.S. rowing crews will race in repechages (second-chance races) on Tuesday, the fourth day of rowing competition at Beijing's Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park.

The Beijing Games rowing venue is hosting 548 rowers competing in 207 crews for 60 nations. Racing runs through Aug. 17, with finals on Aug. 16-17. Racing results and the upcoming schedule are available on the official Games website.

The lightweight women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s four, women’s quadruple sculls, men’s eight and women’s pair take to the water starting at 4 p.m. Beijing time on Tuesday.

The lightweight women’s double sculls tandem of Jen Goldsack and Renee Hykel missed an automatic qualification spot by nine-tenths of a second on Monday but will race Tuesday against Japan, Finland, Kazakhstan, Korea and South Africa. The top three teams advance to Thursday's semifinals.

The lightweight men’s four quartet of Tom Paradiso, Will Daly, Patrick Todd and Mike Altman will race the Netherlands, Ireland and Egypt in the repechage. The top three teams move into the semifinals.

The women's quadruple sculls crew of Margot Shumway, Jennifer Kaido, Lindsay Meyer and Lia Pernell will race Germany, Ukraine, Canada, Australia and Russia. The top four crews advance.

The men’s eight of coxswain Marcus McElhenney, Bryan Volpenhein, Josh Inman, Steven Coppola, Dan Walsh, Wyatt Allen, Micah Boyd, Matt Schnobrich and Beau Hoopman challenge Poland, the Netherlands, Australia, China and Germany. The top four advance.

The women’s pair of Anna Cummins and Portia McGee go against China, Germany and Canada, with the top two finishers advancing to Saturday’s final.

-- Greg Johnson

Photo: Michelle Guerette competes for the U.S. in the women's single sculls at the Beijing Games' Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park on Monday. Credit: Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images