Olympics: Pearson Finishes 2nd In Semifinal

August 12, 2016

[Written by Don Burgess]

Shelley Pearson stroked her way to a second place finish in her semi-final C/D heat today to advance to the women’s Olympic single sculls C Final on Saturday.

Pearson — rowing in lane three — was third at the 500 metres mark, trailing both Sanita Puspure of Ireland and Felice Chow from Trinidad and Tobago but by 1,000 metres she had passed the Caribbean rower.

Results via the Olympic website:

Olympic Rowing Results Bermuda August 12 2016

Pearson, who gets stronger over the second 1,000 metres, would leave no doubt about securing one of the three coveted spots to reach the C Final as she finished in 8:05.78 – 12 seconds behind Puspure but nearly 10 seconds ahead of third place Argentina’s Lucia Palmero. Chow faded to fourth in a time of 8:20.07.

Pearson is scheduled to compete for the final time at the Rio Olympics at 10.00am on Saturday. The C Final is for the rowers to be placed 13th to 18th.

She will be in lane five and will be competing against athletes from Argentina, Sweden, Ireland, Lithuania and South Korea.

Screenshots via the BBC app:

Olympics Rowing Pearson August 12 2016 1

Olympics Rowing Pearson August 12 2016 2

Olympics Rowing Pearson August 12 2016 3

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  1. Thinker says:

    Great job Michelle. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  2. Thinker says:

    4th – Quarters
    3rd Semis
    Only 2 spots left for you in the
    FINALS 1st or 2nd love!!!
    You CAN DO THIS!!!

  3. Karla says:

    Congrats Michelle. Job well done. Can’t wait to see your next performance. You have represented Bermuda very well. I am so proud of you. Thank you very much for doing so.

  4. Terry says:

    Stupid question.
    What is the length of the race.
    Please direct me.

    Congrats by the way.

  5. Baygrapes says:

    Congratulations Michelle. What an amazing accomplishment. Well done and thank you for representing Bermuda so well. It was a pleasure to watch you row.

    Kind regards

  6. Cal Blankendal says:


  7. Pastor Syl says:

    Very proud of you, Ms. Pearson! Thank you for representing Bermuda so well. Keep up the good work. We are rooting for you!