The United States Olympic rowing team will have a tough time medalling at the 2012 Olympic games in London, with the British looking like the heavy favorites in most of the rowing events.
The U.S. team won't have many opportunities at a gold medal on the men's side, but the women's team has a couple of chances, especially in the eight event. They have dominated the event over the past decade, winning the last five World Championships in the event, along with winning the gold medal at Beijing in 2008.
The women's pair (one oar per rider) of Sara Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka were part of the women's quad that won the gold medal at the 2011 World Championships and will have a chance to medal as well. The quadruple sculls (two rows per rider) will be the other big chance at a medal after taking the silver in last year's World Championships.
Below are the gold medal dates for the rowing events:
Aug. 1: Women's pair, women's quadruple sculls, men's eight.
Aug. 2: Men's double sculls, men's lightweight four, women's eight
Aug. 3: Men's single sculls, men's quadruple sculls, men's pair, women's double sculls
Aug. 4: Women's single sculls, men's lightweight double sculls, women's lightweight double sculls, men's four
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