Friday, July 21, 2017 – Three crews raced in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on Day 3 of the World Rowing Under-23 Championships, with two booking their spots in Saturday’s semifinals.
Carly Zanatta was the first Canadian on the water in the lightweight women’s double sculls Repechage. After placing fourth in her heat, Zanatta progressed to Friday’s repechage where she raced to a fourth-place finish and will compete in the C Final.
Patrick Keane and Aaron Lattimer advanced to the repechage after narrowly finishing second in their heat where the Italian boat set an Under-23 World Best Time. Keane and Lattimer sat behind Germany until the halfway mark when they extended their lead, winning the repechage by 6.14 seconds. The double will race in the semifinals on Saturday.
Trevor Jones ended Day 3 with a second-place finish in the BM1x quarterfinals. Jones raced on Day 1 with strong win in his heat and will race next in the semifinals on Saturday.
On Saturday, five Canadian crews race with four in the semifinals. The women’s eight secured a spot in the A Final with their win on Thursday.
Start lists, live tracking and audio commentary can be found at WorldRowing.com. RCA will also bring you live coverage on the Rowing Canada Aviron Twitter feed (@RowingCanada). Live video streaming will be available at WorldRowing.com for the A/B Semifinals on Friday and Saturday and the A-Finals on Saturday and Sunday.
RCA All For One Campaign
It’s also not too late to support the Under-23 team! RCA launched the All for One fundraising campaign, supporting the Under-23 and Junior athletes as they prepare for and compete at the 2017 World Rowing Championships. The goal of this campaign is to raise funds that will go directly to reducing any fees that athletes face when representing Canada.
Donations can be made at www.fundrazr.com/RCAallforone either to the Under-23 team, Junior team or both, with funds directly reducing the costs for athletes. To show your support of the athletes and the campaign via social media, post #RCAAllForOne on your Facebook or Twitter.
RCA would like to thank all those who have contributed already to the campaign in support of the next generation of Canadian rowers.