Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Victoria, B.C
Jennifer Casson (Kingston, Ontario) set a new personal best and lightweight WORLD record (age 19-29) at the Rowing Canada Aviron National Training Centre in June 2018. Concept 2 recently verified that Casson pulled her 2km ergometer in a time of 6:53.80, breaking the previous world record by 0.30.
The 2km ergometer tests are a standard part of the selection trials for World Cup 1 selection capped off by many impressive performances from both the men’s and the women’s Senior team, building excitement and confidence for the summer season ahead.
“I’m happy with my test, but it was definitely the result of having such a strong training group that allowed me to push myself to new limits,” said Casson. “It’s very exciting and I look forward to seeing what our group can do this summer”.
“Jen is an exciting prospect within the national team, and this result pushes the lightweight program to new levels,” said RCA Senior Women’s Head Coach, Dave Thompson. “I look forward to developing her skills further on water and her progress.”
"Jenny is an outstanding and unique athlete. She transitioned so well from being a track athlete to a rower and is an exceptionally hard worker," said former Kingston Rowing Club coach Brad Brennan. "She has the perfect combination of external support and internal motivation. RCA has set her up with a fantastic training environment and we are very proud that she is inspiring our NextGen rowers here in Kingston."
Jennifer Casson will be racing this weekend with Jill Moffatt in the lightweight women’s double at the World Rowing - World Cup 3 in Lucerne, Switzerland. Casson and Moffatt will be looking to improve on their 7th place finish at the first World Cup 1 in Belgrade, Serbia. The RCA senior women’s program is looking to build upon these exciting results and test their fitness on the international stage.
Racing begins in Lucerne on Friday 13 July at 9:30 CET with International followed by Olympic boat classes.
Racing then progresses through repechages and semifinals to the finals which will be raced over two days – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018.
There will be live video streaming of the A-finals on www.worldrowing.com.
Regatta information can be found here.