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Gleadow Earns Silver At Rowing World Cup I

June 4, 2018

Ellen Gleadow, a 2016 Notre Dame graduate and former member of the Notre Dame rowing team, finished second in the women’s lightweight single sculls at the 2018 World Rowing Cup I in Beograd, Serbia, on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The silver-medal effort marks the best of Gleadow’s career with Canadian Rowing in the first major international rowing event of the year.

Gleadow began the regatta with a victory in her first heat, finishing in 7:57.480. She moved on to win the A/B semifinal in 8:13.230 – three seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. In the final, she jumped out to a lead before Belarus’ Alena Furman took control at the halfway point, eventually just edging Gleadow 7:46.150 to 7:47.940.

Gleadow’s Canadian Rowing Results

2018 – LW1x – 2018 World Cup I – 2nd

2017 – LW4x – 2017 World Rowing Championships – 4th

2017 – LW2x – 2017 World Cup – 7th

2016 – BLW2x – 2016 U-23 World Championships – 7th

During her career at Notre Dame, Gleadow helped the Irish advance to the 2013, 2014 and 2015 NCAA Championships, finishing 13th, ninth and 16th, respectively. She competed as a member of both the Varsity Four and Second Varsity Eight.