Menlo-Atherton grad and Menlo Park resident Seth Weil and his teammates won the 'B' Final of the men's four rowing event in 5:59.20 Friday at Lagoa Stadium in the Rio Olympics.
The Americans finished seventh overall. Great Britain won the gold medal with a time of 5:58.61. The U.S. was the only other boat under six minutes in the finals.
"This one obviously hurts a lot for obvious reasons, but by the same token, to be anything other than 100 percent grateful would be unfathomably disrespectful to the people who helped us get here," Weil said. "Yeah, I mean, it hurts, but I'm the luckiest person in the world to even be able to attempt it. The fight is to just refuse to let the disappointment overshadow the opportunity."
• Earlier story: Weil set to row, row, row his boat in Rio waters.