Incoming Freshman Claire-Louise Bode Completes Competition at U-23 World Rowing Championships

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Claire-Louise Bode, a 2010 incoming freshman for the Ohio State rowing team, finished fourth in the pair final Saturday at the Under-23 World Championships in Brest, Belarus. A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Bode and teammate Kate Christowitz completed the race in 7:28.84.

The duo beat out Bulgaria and the Netherlands, who clocked in at 7:32.82 and 7:43.44, respectively. The United States won the gold medal, finishing in 7:14.07 with Romania following in a time of 7:14.38. Germany rounded out the Top 3 with its time of 7:23.70.

Earlier in the championships, Bode and Christowitz finished second in their preliminary heat in a time of 7:39.61 to advance to the final.

2010 World Cup World Rowing U23 Championships
Thursday July 22 and Saturday July 24
Brest, Belarus
BW2-  (Heat 2)

Rank Boat  500m  1000m  1500m  Finish  Lane
1. United States  1:44.06  3:35.24  5:29.85  7:22.56  1
2. South Africa  1:48.49  3:44.87  5:43.17  7:39.61  2
3. Netherlands  1:50.70  3:47.91  5:48.42  7:45.82  3
4. Belarus  1:53.57  3:54.41  5:58.73  8:00.99  4

BW2- (Final A)

Rank Boat 500m 1000m 1500m Finish Lane
1. United States 1:43.42 3:32.25 5:24.01 7:14.07 3
2. Romania 1:47.14 3:36.85 5:26.31 7:14.38 4
3. Germany 1:47.00 3:39.32 5:31.07 7:23.70 6
4. South Africa 1:47.63 3:41.98 5:36.95 7:28.84 2
5.  Bulgaria  1:48.82  3:43.28  5:37.47  7:32.82 
6.  Netherlands  1:51.11  3:47.61  5:44.15  7:43.44