Alizadeh rowing Hudson, would cross the line in 4th place clocking a time of 7:34.96 in yesterday’s Preliminary Heat, but today Alizadeh would not be denied a spot in the Quarter-Finals when he finished 2nd clocking a time of 7:35.9.
Alizadeh now moves to the Quarter-Finals. Alizadeh will compete in the Quarter-Final 2 heat at 11:50 am.
Alizadeh, who graduated from Penn in 2015, became just the third rower in Olympic history to represent Bermuda at the Games, joining Jim Butterfield (Munich 1972) and Shelley Pearson (Rio 2016).
“It had been what I had been getting up for every morning at 4:30 am, this was the reality, and I changed the perspective to ‘how am I going to come out of this better? This is the situation, how am I going to benefit from it?’"