BLED, Slovenia — Esther Lofgren, a former Newport Harbor High and Newport Aquatic Center standout, helped the U.S. women's eight win the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships Friday on Lake Bled.
Rowing in the bow seat for the United States, Lofgren helped the Americans post a winning time of 6 minutes, 3.65 seconds, three-quarters of a second faster than second-place Canada.
It is the second straight world title for Lofgren and the sixth in a row for the United States in the event.
"We just had a race plan and we executed it," Lofgren said in a release from
The U.S. boat was in fifth place out of six crews through the first 500 meters of Friday's final but had moved into second by the midway point and took the lead in the third 500.
Finishing in the top five qualified the U.S. women's eight, but not the individual athletes, for the 2012 London
— From staff reports
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