Laurel Korholz

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Laurel Korholz (born June 10, 1970 in New York City ) is a former American rower who won an Olympic silver medal in eighth place in 2004.

Athletic career

The approximately 1.87 m tall Laurel Korholz won her first international medal at the 1994 World Championships in Indianapolis, when she was eighth in the cast Jennifer Dore , Catriona Fallon , Amy Fuller , Anne Kakela , Laurel Korholz, Elizabeth McCagg , Katherine Scanlon Lewis , Monica Tranel-Michini and taxwoman Yasmin Farooq came second behind the Germans. At the 1995 World Championships in Tampere, the US eight with Mary McCagg for Katherine Scanlon Lewis and won the title in front of the Romanians. The following year, the US eight reached fourth place at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in the same line-up as when he won the title last year .

From 1997 Laurel Korholz competed in the skull boat classes. At the 1997 World Championships she finished ninth in the quadruple sculls . In 1998 in Cologne she rowed to fourth place in the double scull , in 1999 in St. Catharines she was fourth in the double scull. Together with Hilary Gehman , Jennifer Dore and Kelly Salchow , she finished fifth in the double fours at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney . After she was eliminated at the 2002 World Championships with the double scull in the repechage, she reached sixth place in the double scull in Milan in 2003 .

In 2004 Laurel Korholz returned to oar rowing and the US eight. The US eight won the World Cup regattas in Munich and Lucerne. At the Olympic Games in Athens , Katherine Johnson , Samantha Magee , Megan Dirkmaat , Alison Cox , Anna Mickelson , Laurel Korholz, Caryn Davies , Lianne Nelson and helmsman Mary Whipple competed in eighth. The crew won their preliminary run, in the final they crossed the finish line in second place, almost two seconds behind the Romanians and three tenths of a second ahead of the Dutch women.

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  1. In Korholz's list of results at FISA, the 1995 World Cup title is missing, but the result is in eighth place at the World Championships on