According to the World Rowing website, Team Canada came away with two silver medals at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The silver medals came in the women’s eights (on Sunday) and the women’s lightweight double sculls (on Saturday) competitions.
In the women’s lightweight double sculls, Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee of Victoria, British Columbia, posted a time of 6:50.41 to finish in the middle of the medal standings. Sophie Mackenzie and Julia Edward of New Zealand won the gold medal with a time of 6:48.56. Wenyi Huang and Dandan Pan of China won the bronze medal with a time of 6:53.40.
Jennerich and Obee had an excellent finish in their race. They had the fastest time in the final 1000m, but could not beat MacKenzie and Edward, who posted a world best time. Jennerich and Obee finished seventh at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
In the women’s eights, Cristy Nurse of Georgetown, Ontario; Lisa Roman of Langley, British Columbia; Rosanne DeBoef and Christine Roper of Victoria, British Columbia; Natalie Mastracci of Welland, Ontario; Susanne Grainger of London, Ontario; Ashley Brzozowicz and Lesley Thompson-Willie of Toronto, Ontario; and Lauren Wilkinson of Vancouver, British Columbia were the Canadian women who won silver. The nine Canadian women posted a second place time of 5:59.66.
The United States won the gold medal in the women’s eights with a time of 5:56.83. China won bronze with a time of 6:00.52. Wilkinson, Thompson-Willie, Mastracci and Brzozowicz won a silver medal with Canada in the women’s eights competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
These were not the first two world championship medals Canadian Olympians won in a boat for the month of August. On August 10, Mark de Jonge of Calgary, Alberta won the gold medal in the men’s 200m kayaking race at the 2014 World Canoeing Championships in Moscow, according to the Canadian Press. De Jonge’s time of 33.961 seconds was a world record. Petter Menning of Sweden won silver, while Ed McKeever of Great Britain and Saul Craviotto of Spain shared the bronze medal.