The U.S. lightweight men’s four rowing team with Lafayette resident Anthony Fahden aboard has qualified for Olympic competition, pushing through a strong international field to win the final by 0.14 seconds over the Dutch during qualification rowing in Luzern, Switzerland Tuesday.
The U.S. was in third behind The Netherlands and Serbia crossing the 500-meter mark, and moved into second by the halfway point.
“The plan was basically to get out – not a crazy start or anything. We relied on the base, and executed. That’s what we’ve been working on,” said Fahden.
The U.S. took the lead in the third quarter of the race, and held on to win with a time of 6:01.85. The Netherlands clocked a 6:01.99 to grab the second qualifying spot.