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Buffalo native Giancola takes bronze in Pan Am games rowing

Buffalo native Sarah Giancola was part of the bronze-medal winning women's lightweight sculls at the Pan American Games Tuesday at St. Catharines, Ontario.

Giancola and teammate Victoria Burke took third in 7 minutes, 3.86 seconds, behind winner Canada (6:57.23) and Cuba (7:00.36).

The 24-year-old was born in Fort Erie and grew up in Buffalo, attending Park School and learning her sport at the West Side Rowing Club before attending Northeastern University. The three-time national team member (she previously was on the under-23 team in 2013 and the senior team in 2014) now lives in Los Angeles.

Giancola is back in action at the Pan Am Games on Wednesday when she competes in the quad sculls.


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