Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Sarasota, FL
Three Canadian crews launched their boats for competition today at the 2017 World Championships. The rising temperatures didn’t hold competitors back from battling hard in their preliminary heats.
Aaron Lattimer led the charge for the Canadian contingent in the Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls at 10:40amET. Lattimer placed 4th in his heat, moving him ahead to the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Taylor Hardy and Pat Keane made their international debut in Lightweight Men’s double earlier today. “It was our first time ever racing together. It was good to get that done and get those first race jitters out of the way,” said Hardy.
Heading into the repechage on Tuesday, Hardy and Keane are aiming to crank it up another notch. “In the last 200m we could hear the crowds cheering on both sides of the course and that was definitely motivating. We look forward to getting back out there.”
Kai Langerfield, Mackenzie Copp, David de Groot and Taylor Perry battled hard in the Men’s Four against ITA, DEN and NED. A four-way sprint to the finish resulted in Canada heading to repechage on Tuesday.
Photos: Merijn Soeters
Tomorrow, four Canadian boats hit the water for heats at the World Championships:
10:21am ET/7:21PT - Lightweight Women’s Quad (Heats) –
Jennifer Casson, Ellen Gleadow, Trish Mara, and Jill Moffatt.
11:00am ET/8:00PT Women’s Four (Heats) –
Susanne Grainger, Nicole Hare, Lisa Roman, Christine Roper
11:21am ET/8:00PT - Men’s Double (Heats) – Matthew Buie and Colin McCabe
12:11pmET/9:11PT – Women’s Single scull (Heats) – Carling Zeeman
Live audio commentary and live race tracker will be available for ALL races on www.worldrowing.com.
Live VIDEO streaming will be available for all races over the first four days, then A/B semi-finals (28- 29 September) and all A-finals (29 September – 1 October) on www.worldrowing.com.
The semi-finals and finals of the world championships will be streamed on CBC Sports from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1.
Full start lists, results tracking, and audio commentary can be found at WorldRowing.com
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