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Team Canada will compete in the men’s and women’s eight A finals on Sunday at the 2022 World Rowing Championships in Račice, Czech Republic. Five Canadian boats will contest the B finals on Saturday and Sunday.
 
The men’s eight crew advanced straight to the A final on Tuesday with a race win and the fastest time across both heats, clocking 5:30.39 ahead of the Netherlands (5:31.26) and Australia (5:33.50). This will be the Canadian crew’s first A Final of 2022, as previous opportunities were hampered by illness during the World Cup season.
 
“There is a lot of excitement and I think this moment has been coming for a while,” said Peter Lancashire. “Going straight to the final is obviously a blessing but it also comes with a set of challenges. There is a lot of time to kill but there is a lot of progress you can make during that time too.”
 
The women’s eight progressed smoothly through their preliminary race on Tuesday, finishing second (6:12.72) behind the United States (6:10.91).
 
“I think we had a really good first 1000 metres and we have something to build off of for the finals,” said Morgan Rosts. “There is a lot of trust and confidence in this crew and I’m excited to see what we can bring on Sunday.”
 
Canadian boats in the B finals include the men’s single, men’s double, women’s double, women’s pair, and lightweight women’s double.
 
“We’ve switched positions in the boat and it’s given us a different perspective on how we bring our best to the boat,” said Jen Casson (lightweight women’s double). “While we didn’t have the race we needed to get into the A final, we are rowing better, stronger and happier than ever. I’m really excited to move past Tokyo, looking ahead to Paris 2024!”
 
The men’s eight competes on Sunday at 2:10pm local time/5:10am PT/8:10am ET. The women’s eight competes on Sunday at 2:59pm local time/5:59am PT/8:59am ET. All finals can be watched live at CBCSports.ca or worldrowing.com.
 
When and Where
World Rowing Championships
September 18-25, 2022
Račice, Czech Republic
 
How to Follow
Download the free Rowing Canada Aviron app from the Google Play or Apple App store for all the latest info, including team rosters, schedules, results, livestream links and medal alerts!
 
More information on the 2022 World Rowing Championships can be found here.
 
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