Canadian men’s 8 wins silver at rowing worlds

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Photo courtesy of Jackie Skender, Rowing Canada
Photo courtesy of Jackie Skender, Rowing Canada

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Canada’s men’s eight won silver on the final day of competition at the world rowing championships in Poland on Sunday, as two other boats just missed the podium.

The men’s eight finished in a time of five minutes 27.15 seconds, well back of the German boat that won with a time of 5:24.13. The Netherlands took bronze (5:28.32).

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Canadian women’s four wins bronze at rowing worlds

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Canada won its first medal at the world rowing championships in Poznan, Poland, on Saturday, as the women’s four took bronze.

The crew of Sandra Kisil of Ancaster, Ont., Sarah Waterfield of Kingston Ont., Jennifer Tuters of Peterborough, Ont., and Emma Darling of Burnaby, B.C., finished in six minutes 36.87 seconds, less than a second behind the U.S. (6:36.01) for second.

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Canada qualifies eight boats for World Rowing finals

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Canada sends two more crews to finals at world rowing championships
(CP) – 30 minutes ago

POZNAN, Poland — Two more Canadian crews qualified for their respective finals Friday at the world rowing championships.

Lindsay Jennerich of Victoria and Sheryl Preston of North Delta, B.C., finished second in their semifinal in the lightweight women’s double to advance to Sunday’s final. Greece won in seven minutes 29.50 seconds, followed by Canada in 7:31.57 and Australia in 7:32.13.

The Canadians sat in fourth place for the first part of the race, but made a move at the right time to secure a spot in the medal round.

“We knew we had a strong middle 1,000 (metres) in our back pocket,” said Jennerich.

Preston agreed.

“We have a lot of trust in each other,” said Preston. “I have trust in Lindsay’s (race) calls … we’ve done a lot of racing and training together this year and that really showed in (Friday’s) semi.”

The Canadian lightweight men’s double also qualified for the final. Doug Vandor of Dewittville, Que. and Cam Sylvester of Caledon, Ont., finished third in their semifinal to advance.

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Canadian crews rowing their way into medal contention

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Great news from the World Rowing Championships for Canada.

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Several crews have moved on to either the finals or semis. Not mentioned in this article is that the lightweight men’s four and the Women’s Eight both moved on. The Women’s Eight and the coxed men’s pairs team are into the final and the men’s four has advanced to the semi-finals. The News is a lot more scarce than it was about the world athletics championships a week ago but still, good reports out of Poznan.

Canadian crews rowing their way into medal contention
Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, August 24, 2009

Canadian boats have taken the next step toward the finals at the world rowing championships in Poznan, Poland.

The Canadian men’s eights crew, which captured the gold medal at the Olympic Games last summer in Beijing, has moved onto the finals, while the lightweight men’s and women’s doubles advanced to the semifinals. Another three Canadian boats will have to qualify through the repechage.

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Watch out for …

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The World Rowing Championship heats begin tomorrow morning in Poznan, Poland. Three BC crews are in serious contention. Here’s an article from worldrowing.com:

Men’s Eight (M8+)

There is no denying the joy and relief on the face of the Germans when they won this event at the final stage of the 2009 Rowing World Cup series. In second, Bergen and van KnotsenburgCanada looked quite pleased as well. The Canadians are the Olympic Champions but have almost an entirely new line-up this year. Only Andrew Byrnes and Malcolm Howard remain from the Beijing eight.

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x)

Great Britain seems to have found a golden combination. Hester Goodsell and Sophie Hosking are unbeaten this sheryl preston and lindsay jennerichseason and with this have forged new ground for British women lightweights.

The big challenges to the British are likely to be in the form of Canada. Lindsay Jennerich and Sheryl Preston (pictured right) have two bronze medals from this season which puts them in a little ahead of Germany (Marie-Louise Draeger and Anja Noske) on the points table of the 2009 Rowing World Cup series.

Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls (LM2x)

A range of 22 countries are entered in this event with the top contender vandor sylvesterlikely to be Storm Uru and Peter Taylor of New Zealand. Canada’s Douglas Vandor and Cameron Sylvester have shared two seasons and were right behind the New Zealanders at the final stage of the Rowing World Cup.

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Setting sights on World podium

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Sheryl Preston (front) and Lindsay Jennerich (rear) training in the Women’s Lightweight Doubles in preparation for the World Rowing Championships to be held from August 23-30 in Poznan, Poland.

Preston and Jennerich have been on the podiumjennerich and preston setting out several times this summer on the World Cup circuit, most recently winning a bronze at the prestigious Lucerne Regatta in Switzerland.

They’ll be joined at the World Championships by another contending lightweight crew and a vastly different edition of the Canadian Men’s Eight.

All the crews training at Elk Lake are following in the wake of a dominating gold medal performance by the Canadian M8+ at the Beijing Olympics last summer. And the results so far have been impressive.

vandor sylvester 2Lightweight Doubles partners Doug Vandor and Cam Sylvester (pictured left) recently won a silver medal in Lucerne and are looking for a similar podium result at the Worlds.

Gabe Bergen and Steve van KnotsenburgThe new Men’s Eight has quickly taken up the challenge of filling the large shoes of last year’s gold medal-winning crew by picking up a silver of their own at Lucerne.

The new crew draws from talent across the country. Coxed by Mark Laidlaw, from Mississauga, Ont., the Eight now consists of Derek O’Farrell of Unionville, Ont., Steve Van Knotsenburg of Beamsville, Ont., James Dunaway of Duncan, B.C., Malcolm Howard of Victoria, Toronto’s Andrew Byrnes, Doug Csima of Oakville, Ont., Gabe Bergen of 100 Mile House, B.C., and Rob Gibson of Kingston, Ont.

The next quadrennial is looking very good for Rowing Canada.

Canadian Men’s rowing looking to move past Beijing Gold

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Derek O’Farrell and Gabe Bergen. Two of the newest members of Canada’s Men’s Eight rowing team. They’re heading to Poznan, Poland for the World Championships beginning on August 23rd.

Derek and Gabe, originally uploaded by inklake.