Brest, Belarus - Brown's Hannah Malvin '10 (Pittsburgh, PA) and the United States team rowed to a first place finish at the U-23 World Championship, taking the gold medal in the women's fours.
Rowing in the two-seat, Malvin and the United States team came from behind to overtake Australia and Germany in the final 500 meters to finish in a time of 6:40.33 to capture the gold medal. The crew sat in sixth place at the 500-meter mark, just 1.29 seconds off the pace set by Belarus. Australia finished in 6:43.19 to place second, while Germany rowed in 6:44.70 to earn the bronze.
A first team All-American, Malvin helped the Brown women's crew to a fifth place finish at the 2010 and 2009 NCAA Championships, and to first place finishes at the 2007 and 2008 NCAA Championships. She was also named a first team CRCW All-Region selection as a senior, and was recognized as a CRCA Scholar-Athlete.
Pictured: Hanah Malvin (second from right) and her US teammates celebrate winning the gold medal at the U-23 World Championships. photo courtesy of Row2K.