Gold Medal for U-23 Women’s Pair at World Championships

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Today at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Nicole Hare and Hillary Janssens rowed to a gold medal in the women’s pair defeating the defending Under-23 World Champions, the United States of America. The Canadian pair powered through to an early lead and finished ahead of Italy and Russia.

"We got off to a very good start and put our bow in front,” said Hare. “We then kept pushing to keep the field in our view. We had a solid race right to the end. It was a great feeling. Both Hillary and I want to thank our coach, Michelle Darvill. She's been so supportive of us throughout our international careers so far."

In the Under-23 lightweight men’s quadruple sculls, Canada placed just out of a podium spot. The top four boats were in a tight finish with only three seconds separating them. On the senior side, Canada qualified three boats for A-Finals – men’s coxed pair, women’s four and Kate Sauks in the lightweight single sculls.

The World Rowing Championships started on August 21 and runs to August 28. During an Olympic year, Junior, Under-23 and Senior team athletes all compete at a combined regatta.

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