Aug. 17, 2008
BEIJING -- Sunday was a stellar day for Husky rowers in Beijing at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. Former UW athletes registered three medals, including golds by Team USA's Anna Cummins (Mickelson) and Mary Whipple in the Women's 8+.
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"I just heard Mary saying 'Let the Hunter (the name of their boat) go', just let it run," said Cummins to Row2k.com. "We knew Romania would be good; they've just won gold in the pair. We worked together as one. I feel similar to how I did after Athens, after we won silver. I had no regrets, but I wondered what would happen if I work every day for four years, and this is it. This time I feel complete."
On the men's side, former Husky David Calder paired with Scott Frandsen to capture silver in the men's pairs. Calder and Frandsen finished second in a time of 6:39.55 seconds, for Canada's first official trip to the podium at the Games. They were edged by Australia, while New Zealand took the bronze.
Calder lettered at the UW from 1998-2002. The Games in Beijing marked his third appearance in the Olympics.