With rowing concluding today at the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games, Argentina’s Mariana Gallo comes away with a sixth place finish in the women’s AS single sculls B final in a time of 7:13.36, about 28 seconds slower tan fifth place finisher of Hungary Krisztina Lorincz who had a time of 6:45.15.
The 38-year-old rower’s finish was an improvement from her time at last year’s World Championships in Aiguebelette-le-Lac, France where she posted a time of 6:48.42. It was also an improvement over her earlier races in Rio where she posted a time 7:06.84 in the Repechage, and 7:31.44 which she posted in Heat 2.
Originally a para-canoer, Gallo made the switch to rowing in 2011 and then made her national team debut in 2012 at a World Cup in Belgrade, Serbia. Coached nationally by Esteban Briguglio, she trains regularly both on the water, using a rowing machine, and in the pool with swimming