Silas came in fourth in his semi, which means he did not make the A final and won’t have a chance at a medal. It was disappointing, of course, but he and Tom rowed a strong race. Had they been in the other heat they would have placed second and gone on, judging by time.
Silas joined some of his fans for lunch afterwards and he seemed sober but content. I think it probably helped to see how proud we are of him and what a good time we are having cheering for him.
He will race one more time on Friday for the B final. Naturally he and Tom would like to win it.
Here is a picture of Silas and a small portion of his adoring fan club.