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Grinalds Headed to World Championships

Rosie Grinalds of Fairfield is headed back to the World Rowing Junior Championships. Grinalds and her partner, Corinne Bozzine, of the Norwalk-based Connecticut Boat Club won the women's pair trial Thursday and will compete next month in the world meet.

Grinalds and Bozzini won a best-of-three trial against Saratoga Rowing Association's Lizzy Fitzhenry and Kristina Wagner. The Saratoga crew won Wednesday's opening race. Grinalds and Bozzini won the second race in West Windsor, N.J., on Thursday morning. In the deciding race Thursday night, Grinalds and Wagner won by just over two seconds.

"[Saratoga] is such a good boat. I don't think they've been beaten in a race this year," Grinalds said on the USRowing website . "We were like, five seconds is a good amount, but it's nothing we can't come back from, so let's just get our blades in, work on the moves."

Grinalds and Bozzini will compete in the World Championships Aug. 3-7 in Eton, Great Britain. Grinalds was on the 2010 women's eight that took home a silver medal at the worlds.

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