Joachim Sutton Grabs Bronze Medal
TOKYO – Joachim Sutton rowed to a second bronze medal in as many days for former Bears, helping Denmark take third-place in the men's pair A final on Thursday morning in Tokyo.
Sutton and teammate, Frederic Vystavel, crossed the line in 6:19.88 to secure the bronze after holding off a late charge from Canada, who finished fourth with a time of 6:20.43. Croatia won gold in 6:15.29 and Romania took silver after finishing in 6:16.58.
It's the second bronze of the Olympics for Cal men's rowers after Jack Cleary helped the Australians take third-place in the men's quadruple sculls A final on Wednesday.
Sutton's former Cal teammate, Martin Mackovic, also had a strong showing in the men's pair A final as he helped Serbia to a fifth-place finish in 6:22.34. Former Bear Niki van Sprang rowed to a win in the men's pair B final for a seventh-place finish overall.
Other action on the Sea Forest Waterway featuring former Bears included Gennaro di Mauro taking fourth in the men's single sculls semifinal with a time of 6:50.19. He'll race in the B final on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. PT.
Former Cal women's rower, Kara Kohler, just missed on advancing to the A final of the single sculls as she crossed the line in 7:26.10 to take fourth as her comeback in the final 250 meters fell short. Kohler will row in the B final at 5:05 p.m. PT on Thursday.