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Lindsay Takes Home Bronze Medal At U23 World Championships

Lily Lindsay practicing with U.S. eight in New Jersey (Dan Brauchli photo)
Lily Lindsay practicing with U.S. eight in New Jersey (Dan Brauchli photo)

von der Schulenburg Wins C Final In Single Sculls

Lily Lindsay '18 earned a bronze medal with the United States women's eight at the 2018 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Poland over the weekend. Lindsay sat in the No. 4 seat and helped the U.S. hold off a late charge from Great Britain to finish third in the A final.

Lindsay was joined in the eight by rowers from Stanford, Washington and Princeton.

The U.S. got off the line well, taking an early lead, and still held a foot advantage over Canada as the crews entered the second half of the race. But, the Canadian crew was already moving and built more than a half-length lead with 500 meters to go. Canada continued to hold its advantage as The Netherlands rowed passed the Americans. A late move by Great Britain wasn't enough, as the U.S. earned the bronze.

Lindsay, who graduated from Yale in May, capped her Yale career by earning first team All-America recognition from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association this spring. She sat in the varsity eight for two years and was named first team All-Ivy as a senior. Lindsay was a two-year member of the U.S. Junior National program and won a bronze medal in the pair at the 2014 World Junior Championships.

Rising junior Ella von der Schulenburg also represented Yale at U23 Championships, racing a single scull for Switzerland. She won the C final, posting a time of 8:21.550, more than five seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

von der Schulenburg, who joined Lindsay in Yale's varsity eight in each of the last two seasons, has considerable international experience. She represented Switzerland in the 2016 European Rowing Junior Championship and the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championship.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity