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Argentina’s Mariana Gallo finishes sixth in women’s AS single skull B final in Rio

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Argentina’s Mariana Gallo. Image credit: Laura Hale.

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

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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