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Kristin Hedstrom earned her spot on the Olympic roster after a fourth-place finish on Sunday



    Local Olympic hopeful Kristin Hedstrom earned her ticket to London Sunday with partner Julie Nichols after finishing fourth at the World Rowing Cup. 

    Hedstrom, a Boston native who attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, continues to make her appearance known throughout the U.S. lightweight women’s double sculls qualifying races, along with her partner.
    The Hedstrom-Nichols duo would have had to return to a trial in June to fight for a place in the Olympics if they did not beat at least two other crews in the competition Sunday. Fortunately, their fourth-place finish out of the eleven teams ensured their spot on the Olympic roster.