Chow fails to make sculls semi-final in Tokyo

Chow fails to make sculls semi-final in Tokyo

Felice Aisha Chow, Trinidad and Tobago’s sole competitor in the women’s single sculls event has failed to advance to the sculls semi-finals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

After winning her repechage heat on Friday night, Chow, however, placed fifth in her quarterfinal heat on Saturday night (TT time).

The 44-year-old rower competed in heat three, clocking a time of 8:21:23.

The race was won by Austria’s Magdalena Lobnig in a time of 7:58:20, followed by the Netherlands’ Anna Souwer (7:59:92), Greece’s Anneta Kyridou (8:09:19) and Belarus’ Tatsiana Klimovich (8:09:04). Puerto Rico’s Veronica Toro Arana placed sixth with a time of 8:35:32.

The three fastest athletes in the quarterfinal heats advance to the semi-finals.

Chow will participate in the semi-final C/D but will no longer have an opportunity to earn a medal for TT.