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29 July 2007

Another World Cup rowing gold for Canada

The Canadian men's heavyweight eight (M8) won gold at a World Cup III rowing event in Lucerne, Switzerland, with a decisive victory over the world champion German team. Team members Brian Price, Andrew Byrnes, Kyle Hamilton, Adam Kreek, Dominic Seiterle, Malcolm Howard, Jake Wetzel, Ben Rutledge and Kevin Light had also won gold at Henley Royal Regatta in England. The lightweight women's double team, Tracy Cameron (Shubenacadie, NS), and Lindsay Jennerich (Victoria BC), claimed silver, with other top-level placings. [ Jul15/07]

At the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Canadians have excelled on the water. At the rowing regatta, Nathalie Maurer, Zoe Hoskins, Peggy Hyslop and Cristin McCarty of Canada won the gold medal in women's Quadruple Sculls rowing. Hoskins and Maurer also won silver in women’s pairs. The lightweight men's four, Andrew Borden, John Haver, Adam Reynolds, and Paul Amesbury, also took gold. In canoe/kayak competitions, Canadians won 7 medals. Kayaker Jill D'Alessio won gold in the women's K-1 500-metres. Kia Byers and Marie-Christine Schmidt won gold in the women's K-2 500. Angus Mortimer won gold in K-1 1,000. Silver for men's K-4 in 1,000 metres. Bronze for Benjamin Russell in men's C-1 1,000 metres and women's K-4 crew in the 500 metres. [ Jul19/07 |]

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