There isn’t a sculler or lightweight rower in the United States that has ever won back-to-back medals in international under 23 competition. Until now.
Andrew Campbell repeated his 2013 first-ever gold medal in the event for the United States, and won the second-ever under 23 gold medal for the U.S. in any men’s sculling or lightweight event.
In one of the largest fields of the championships with 25 entries, Campbell led each of his preliminary races from start to finish. In the final, Campbell got his bow out ahead in the first few strokes. One thousand meters in, he was a solid two boat lengths ahead, rowing in a field of his own.