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Amanda Elmore Goes for Purdue Gold in Rio

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Purdue can earn its first gold of the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

2012 FISA World Rowing U23 Championships - Day Three Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

We all know about David Boudia and Steele Johnson, but another boilermaker could bring home gold Saturday morning from Rio. Amanda Elmore is competing as a member of the U.S. Coxed Eight rowing team in Rio, and the American have qualified for the final which will be aired live on NBCOlympics.com at 10:06am ET. it also looks like NBC may air it live as well on their coverage on the main network.

Elmore was born and raised in West Lafayette and graduated from Purdue in 2013 with a degree in Biology. She also competed for Michigan while she was earning a graduate degree.

The Americans are favored to win gold, as well. They will be competing against The Netherlands, Romania, Great Britain, Canada, and New Zealand in the final. The U.S. had the fastest time int he heats, more than 3 seconds faster than the Brits.

here is the full U.S. lineup:

REGAN Emily

Bow

SIMMONDS Kerry

Rower 2

POLK Amanda

Rower 3

SCHMETTERLING Lauren

Rower 4

GOBBO Tessa

Rower 5

MUSNICKI Meghan

Rower 6

LOGAN Eleanor

Rower 7

ELMORE Amanda

Stroke

SNYDER Katelin

Coxswain