WINDSOR, England – Henrik Rummel '09 collected a medal in his first-ever Olympics with the United States men's coxless four boat on Saturday. The U.S. boat, which had not competed together before this Olympics, claimed bronze with a time of 6:07.20.
The U.S. clocked in a full four seconds ahead of the fourth-place finisher, Greece. Great Britain (6:03.97) and Australia (6:05.19) narrowly edged the U.S. for gold and silver, respectively.
Rummel was named first team All-Ivy League in 2007 and helped Harvard sweep the Harvard-Yale Regatta in 2008 and 2009. He has competed on the senior national team since 2009 and finished second in the pair at the 2012 National Selection Regatta #1.
He is the fourth Harvard alumnus to medal in a rowing event at this year's Olympics, joining Caryn Davies '05 (gold), Esther Lofgren '09 (gold) and Malcolm Howard '05 (silver).