London, England (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former University of Wisconsin rower Kristin Hedstrom and the United States finished fourth on Thursday in the semifinals of the lightweight double sculls, missing a chance to medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.
Hedstrom and teammate Julie Nichols finished in a time of 7:12.61, more than six seconds off the pace of Great Britain in the semifinal race.
The Americans will now advance to the event's Final B, which is scheduled for August 4 at 4:40 a.m. CT.
Hedstrom graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2008, and this marks her first-ever Olympic apperance.
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