August 22, 2017

US Men’s Eight, with Old Lyme’s Austin Hack as Stroke, Finishes in 4th Place in Rio Olympics

The US Men's Eight in action yesterday morning. A determined Austin Hack is the first rower (the stroke) in the boat facing the camera. Photo courtesy of worldrowing.com

The US Men’s Eight in action Monday morning. A determined Austin Hack is the first rower (the stroke) in the boat facing the camera. Photo courtesy of worldrowing.com

Austin Hack

Austin Hack

In a commendable performance, the US Men’s Eight — with Old Lyme’s Austin Hack as stroke — finished in fourth place with a time of 5:34:23 in the Rio final Saturday morning.

The gold medal winners were England in 5:29:63 followed by Germany (5:30:96), who took the silver, while The Netherlands won the bronze medal in 5:31:59.

Congratulations, Austin and Team USA!

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