Northeastern rower Peter Arata won a gold medal for the United States and Madison Mailey took the top prize for Canada at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships last weekend.
Arata, rowing on a team of four with a coxswain, helped the U.S. team snag gold in a race that came down to mere seconds. Mailey, rowing for the second consecutive year on the Canadian team of eight with a coxswain, set the pace for a race that the team won handily.
The World Rowing Under 23 Championships are open to all World Rowing Federation member nations for rowers under the age of 23. The best university athletes are selected for the competition, which is held every two years, each year in a different city.