World Juniors A finals set
Rowing Canada – Just one day of competition remains at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo, with Canada racing in two A final events.
The Women’s Quad is progressing to their A final after a third place A/B semi-final finish. While the crew of NextGen National Team returnees Maya Meschkuleit (Mississauga, ON), Claire Ellison (Halifax, NS), and Lucy Black (Fredericton, NB), along with newcomer Aida Lissel-DeCorby (Saskatoon, SK), was in fourth place halfway through the race, they were able to push in front of the Dutch to claim the last A final spot.
Abigail Dent (Kenora, ON) will be representing Canada in the Women’s Single A final after coming in third in her A/B semi-final behind the Netherlands and Germany with a time of 7:55.220.
“I’m very happy with my race and the outcome. Going forward, I’m excited to get back on the start line tomorrow and go at it one last time,” said Dent. “I’m so grateful for the support staff and coaching that I’ve had for the past six weeks to help me get to where I am today, as well as the support coming from family and friends back home. Coming into my first ever international regatta, I was definitely very nervous and had no idea what to expect. In saying that, I have been staying open to surprises, and that has paid off.”
Canada’s Men’s Quad will race in tomorrow’s B final after finishing their A/B semi-final in fifth place.
The Men’s Coxed Four concluded their 2019 World Junior Championships experience with a strong performance in the B final, crossing the finish line first with a time of 6:25.1110.
Lily Jedlic (Regina, SK) and Hailey Mercuri (Beamsville, ON) also brought their World Championship performance to a close on Saturday with a fourth place Women’s Double C final finish.
Racing concludes tomorrow, Sunday August 11 (Saturday August 10 PT/ET), with Canada racing in the Women’s Quad and Women’s Single A finals and the Men’s Quad B final.
Team Canada Results and Progressions
Women’s Single – Abigail Dent
3rd in Heat > 1st in Repechage > 3rd in A/B Semi > A Final
Women’s Double – Lily Jedlic & Hailey Mercuri
5th in Heat > 4th in Repechage > 1st in C/D Semi > 4th in C Final
Women’s Quad (roster below)
2nd in Heat > 3rd in A/B Semi > A Final
Men’s Quad (roster below)
4th in Heat > 1st in Repechage > 5th in A/B Semi > B Final
Men’s Coxed Four (roster below)
3rd in Heat > 3rd in Repechage > 1st in B Final
When and Where
August 7-11, 2019
Racing starts each day at 9:00am local time (8:00pmET/5:00pmPT previous day)
How to Follow Racing
Live tracking every day at www.worldrowing.com
All races will be livestreamed on www.worldrowing.com
Schedule and results available at www.worldrowing.com
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Junior World Championships Team
|Abigail Dent||Kenora Rowing Club|
|Lily Jedlic||Regina Rowing Club|
|Hailey Mercuri||St. Catharines Rowing Club|
|Lucy Black||Ridley College|
|Claire Ellison||Halifax Rowing Club|
|Aida Lissel-DeCorby||Saskatoon Rowing Club|
|Maya Meschkuleit||Don Rowing Club|
|Stephen Harris||Guelph Rowing Club|
|Adam Krol||Don Rowing Club|
|Newton Seawright||Don Rowing Club|
|William Simpson||Argonaut Rowing Club|
|Men’s Coxed Four|
|Julian Black||St. George’s Rowing Club|
|Dane Halkiw||Upper Canada College Rowing Club|
|Basil Jancso-Szabo||Argonaut Rowing Club|
|Samuel Weinstein Zimbel||Argonaut Rowing Club|
|Eden Cooper-Squires (coxswain)||Argonaut Rowing Club|
Junior Worlds Coaches
Scott Swinkels (University of Victoria)
Pat Cody (Row Nova Scotia)
Click here for NextGen National Team bios.
Canadian umpire(s) in attendance:
For more information:
RCA Communications Lead
RCA Communications and Events Coordinator