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Incoming Blue Devil Klok Shines at Junior Worlds
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/04/2017
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TRAKAI, Lithuania – Duke rowing incoming freshman Anne Klok was a member of the first-place finishing boat in quadruple sculls at the Junior World Rowing Championships. More than 700 athletes from 59 nations traveled to Trakai, Lithuania, to compete from August 2-6.

“Anne is Duke rowing at its finest,” head coach Megan Cooke Carcagno said. “Especially after winning her heat, I expect she’ll have a great week representing the Netherlands in the 4x. She’s exactly the kind of competitor who feels at home at Duke. We’re so proud of her already, now it’s time to watch her shine.”

The Amsterdam, Netherlands, native competed alongside the United States, India and Russia to secure first place in the third heat, clocking in a time of 6:49.86.

In the third heat, the United States women finished in 6:51.94 to take second, followed by India in third with a time of 7:56.57.

In addition to the Junior World Championship title, this regatta was the qualification regatta for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) for these 18 and under rowers.

Follow along with the remainder of the Junior World Rowing Championships here.

A member of the R&ZV de Amstel for club rowing, Klok spent four years (2013-16) with the program that owns seven national championships. She was also a member of the Dutch national junior team in 2015 and 2016. With her home country, she claimed second at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, seventh at the Junior European Rowing Championships and 10th at the Junior World Rowing Championships. 

Klok will head to Duke as the 2015 U17 national champion in indoor rowing, 2014 U17 and 2015 U17 national champion in the junior double, 2014 U17, 2015 U19 and 2016 U19 national champion in the junior quad and 2016 U19 national champion in the junior eight. She was coached in high school by Liesbeth Hollander, Willem-Jan de Widt and her mother. 

Klok will join her fellow teammates for the first practice of the fall on August 29.

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