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Kjetil Borch, Norway

The reigning two-time Gold Cup Champion, Kjetil returns as a freshly minted bronze medalist at the Rio games in the 2X with Olaf Tufte. He is also one half of the winning double sculls team in the 2013 World Rowing Championships, where he and his teammate Nils Jakob Hoff earned the gold medal. Borch also won a 2013 European Championship bronze medal.

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Angel Fournier Rodriguez, Cuba

Angel Fournier Rodriguez is now Cuba’s most successful rower ever, and throughout the year gave Mahe Drysdale, Ondrej Synek and others a run for their money. At the 2016 World Rowing Cup II, he placed second, and at the Cup III placed third. Fournier placed 6th at the Rio games, but will certainly continue to be a contender for the podium in the future.

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Emma Twigg, New Zealand

Emma Twigg competed in the single scull at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Balancing rowing and graduate school in Europe, Emma returned to New Zealand in time to be selected to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she finished fourth.

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Mahé Drysdale, New Zealand

Mahé is the current Olympic champion, winning gold in an unbelievably close race with Croatian rower Damir Martin. This was Mahe’s second Olympic gold in the single sculls, and he is five-time World champion in the event. Mahé is gunning for the Gold Cup title to complete his collection of gold awards!

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Kim Brennan, Australia

Kim is the current female Olympic gold champion in single sculls, two-times Gold Cup winner, and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in the double sculls and bronze in the single sculls in London. 

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Jeannine Gmelin, Switzerland

Jeannine Gmelin is a Swiss rower that made a great showing in the Rio games, placing 5th overall. She also placed 3rd at the 2016 World Rowing Cup III, behind Gold Cup contenders Kim Brennan and Emma Twigg.

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Damir Martin, Croatia

Damir Martin is a Croatian rower. He won silver in the 2016 Olympics in a photo-finish race with gold medalist Drysdale. The race was heralded as one of the best rowing competitions of all time. Can he topple Drysdale at The Gold Cup? Damir is also the current European champion.

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Genevra “Gevvie” Stone, United States

Gevvie Stone, M.D., had a phenomenal race at the Rio games, placing second for the silver medal, with an incredible gain on gold medalist Kim Brennan in the last leg of the race. Stone’s Olympic career ended with this race — although she plans to race the Head of the Charles in October as well as The Gold Cup. Following medical school, Gevvie postponed her residency to train for the Olympics, but she’ll be answering her calling as an orthopedic surgeon in June.

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The Gold Cup Course

The race will take place in the middle four lanes of the Schuylkill River, near iconic Boathouse Row. Prize money of $10,000 will be awarded to the Champion; $5,000 for second place, $2,500 for third place and $1,000 for fourth place. A Gold Cup medal will be given to each winner. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]