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Rowing Canada – It was a big day of quarterfinals and repechage action with three race wins and seven Canadian teams advancing to the semi-finals this week in Linz-Ottensheim.
 
With the exception of the lightweight women’s single, three lightweight teams raced their quarterfinals with top three qualifying through to the semi-finals on Thursday.
 
Maxwell Lattimer (Delta, BC) and Patrick Keane (Victoria, BC), raced a very gusty quarterfinal, pushing through the 1500m mark even with the Czech Republic and Denmark. The Canadian young guns pipped Denmark across the finish line by only half a second (6:21.79).
 
“Tomorrow is the race we’ve been training for all year,” said Lattimer. “After world championships last year, the main focus was next year’s semi-final. It’s the big dance. It’s what pushes you through all the winter training. We’ve trained hard enough that we know we just need to go out and do our job.”
 
Jill Moffatt (Bethany, ON) and Jennifer Casson (Kingston, ON) delivered another impressive lightweight performance advancing through to the semi-finals in 3rd place (6:57.80), 15 seconds ahead of fourth place finishers from Austria.
 
“Jenny and I are happy with our race today and it was a good step up from our previous race,” said Moffatt. “We do know that there is a cut off for Olympic qualification but if we have our best race, that’s all we can do. We are excited to get back out there racing in the semis.”
 
In the final lightweight race of the day, Aaron Lattimer (Delta, BC) offered up another nail biter quarterfinal race, emptying the tank at the perfect time to row through Sean Murphy from Australia at take the race win in 6:56.90.
 
Top three was the magic number for progression in the women’s and men’s pair quarterfinals races today. Hillary Janssens (Cloverdale, BC) and Caileigh Filmer (Victoria, BC) sailed through the Women’s pair quarterfinal winning their race (7:10.96) and progress to A/B semifinals tomorrow morning ahead of their Women’s eight repechage in the afternoon.
 
Conlin McCabe (Brockville, ON) and Kai Langerfeld (Vancouver, BC) raced a commendable quarterfinal this morning crossing the line in 2nd behind Italy to qualify through to the semifinals however in a strange turn of events, the jury called a re-row as a consequence of the umpire launch colliding on the Polish boat.
 
“It’s horrible what happened to Poland,” said McCabe. “I heard a noise in the race but we never saw a flag, we didn’t know it was called off. It wasn’t until we got to the dock that our coach Jeremy told us we may have to re-row. It’s one of those things you always say, ready to race anytime anywhere, but then the reality of that set in today.”

The top finishing nations from this quarterfinal, including Canada, submitted a proposal requesting other alternatives to a full re-row however the proposal was rejected and the Men’s Pair quarterfinal #2 was re-rowed at the end of the day.

On the re-row, all three nations previously qualified, Italy, Romania and Canada, still progressed through to semi-finals with Canada slipping back to one spot into third. The A/B semi-final has been rescheduled to Friday.
 
Andrea Proske (Langley, BC) and Gabrielle Smith (Unionville, ON) raced their women’s double repechage today securing the win over Belarus in 7:02.65 and advancing to the A/B semifinals tomorrow.

 “Our goal was to row a race we knew we were capable of and a race that we would be happy with in terms of how the boat was moving, how we were moving and I think we moved well together today,” said Gabbie Smith.
 
This is the second world championship event as a crew combination, finishing 6th at the 2018 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
 
“It is definitely less stressful and less overwhelming this year and allows me to row better,” said Smith. “As a crew we have taken huge steps forward and we are much more in sync with each other and have found a better rhythm.”
 
Rio Olympian Carling Zeeman (Cambridge, ON) safely advanced to her A/B semi-final, finishing behind Victoria Thornley from Great Britain with a time of 7:33.84. The women’s single A/B semi-finals are scheduled for tomorrow.
 
Loren Pearson (Kamloops, BC) raced in the PR1 men’s single repechage finishing 4th at his first international repechage to progress to the C/D semi-final tomorrow. With only seven Paralympic quota spots up for grabs in Linz, Canada will aim to qualify this Paralympic boat at the next opportunity in Lucerne, Switzerland in May 2020.
 
Matt Buie (Duntroon, ON) and Trevor Jones (Lakefield, ON) finished just outside A/B semifinal qualification today in 4th, progressing to the C/D semi-final tomorrow.
 
Tomorrow, Canada will race in the repechages (Eights) with a large slate of semifinals – a total of 11 races. Check worldrowing.com for latest schedule.

Racing continues until September 1, 2019 with live streaming available every day at CBC Sports.
 
Photos of Team Canada (copyright Rowing Canada Aviron) can be viewed here.
 
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The 2019 World Rowing Championships Qualification System for Tokyo 2020 can be found here.

When and Where
August 25-September 1, 2019
Linz-Ottensheim, Austria
Schedule to be released here

How to Follow Racing 
Live tracking and blogging every day at www.worldrowing.com.
Live streaming available in Canada at CBC Sports.

Media Guide
View World Rowing’s World Rowing Championships media guide here. Bio information for Canadian team found here.
Join the conversation @rowingcanada: #WRChamps #rowtotokyo #rowingcanada #truenorthstrong

Canadian Crews – World Rowing Championships

PR2 Men’s Single  
Jeremy Hall Edmonton Rowing Club
   
PR2 Mixed Double  
Jeremy Hall Edmonton Rowing Club
Jessye Brockway Gorge Rowing Club
   
PR3 Men’s Pair  
Andrew Todd North Star Rowing Club
Kyle Fredrickson University of Victoria Rowing Club
   
PR1 Men’s Single  
Loren Pearson Victoria City Rowing Club
   
Women’s Eight  
Lisa Roman Middlesex-Western Rowing Club
Susanne Grainger London Rowing Club
Nicole Hare Calgary Rowing Club
Avalon Wasteneys University of Victoria Rowing Club
Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski Calgary Rowing Club
Hillary Janssens University of British Columbia Rowing Club
Christine Roper Ottawa Rowing Club
Caileigh Filmer University of Victoria Rowing Club
Kristen Kit (coxswain) University of British Columbia Rowing Club/St. Catharines Rowing Club
Women’s Pair  
Hillary Janssens University of British Columbia Rowing Club
Caileigh Filmer University of Victoria Rowing Club
   
Women’s Four  
Madison Mailey Burnaby Lake Rowing Club
Jennifer Martins Western University Rowing Club
Stephanie Grauer Burnaby Lake Rowing Club
Sydney Payne Brentwood College Rowing Club 
   
Women’s Double  
Andrea Proske Victoria City Rowing Club
Gabrielle Smith Knowlton Rowing Club
   
   
Lightweight Women’s Double  
Jill Moffatt Western University Rowing Club
Jennifer Casson Kingston Rowing Club
Lightweight Women’s Single  
Ellen Gleadow Burnaby Lake Rowing Club
   
Women’s Single  
Carling Zeeman Sudbury Rowing Club
   
Spares  
Kristin Bauder Middlesex-Western Rowing Club
Morgan Rosts Ridley Graduate Boat Club
Rebecca Zimmerman University of Victoria Rowing Club
Laura Court St. Catharines Rowing Club
   
Men’s Pair  
Conlin McCabe Brockville Rowing Club
Kai Langerfeld University of Victoria Rowing Club
   
Men’s Eight  
Benjamin de Wit University of British Columbia Rowing Club
Cody Bailey MicMac Aquatic Center
Gavin Stone Queen’s University Rowing Club
Jakub Buczek Burnaby Lake Rowing Club
Mackenzie Copp Western University Rowing Club
Martin Barakso Brentwood College Rowing Club
Taylor Perry Leander Boat Club
Will Crothers Kingston Rowing Club
Lesley Thompson-Willie (coxswain) London Rowing Club
   
Men’s Double  
Matthew Buie St. Catharines Rowing Club
Trevor Jones Peterborough Rowing Club
   
Lightweight Men’s Double  
Maxwell Lattimer University of British Columbia Rowing Club
Patrick Keane Victoria City Rowing Club
   
Lightweight Men’s Single  
Aaron Lattimer University of British Columbia Rowing Club
   
Spares  
David De Groot Brock University Rowing Club
Tim Schrijver Brock University Rowing Club

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For more information:
Colleen Coderre
RCA Communications
comm@rowingcanada.org

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For more information:
Colleen Coderre
RCA Communications Lead
comm@rowingcanada.org