Silver for Canada in Lightweight Women’s Single on Day 2 - World Cup 1

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Saturday June 2, 2018 – Belgrade, Serbia

Ellen Gleadow captured Canada’s first World Cup medal of the season in the Women’s Lightweight Single sculls on Saturday. Gleadow took the silver with a time of 7:47.94 behind Alena Furman of Belarus (7:46.15).  Dominating her heat (7:57.48) and semi-final (8:13.23), Gleadow proved to be a contender for a medal heading into the final. “I do have a fast start but the Belarusian is strong sculler too and she got the better of me in the second half,” said Gleadow. “It was a great race and I’m happy with it. Our team has a great environment where we all push each other and our lightweight program has a lot of youth and speed. I’m looking forward to bringing this experience back to our training group in Victoria.”

Lightweight men’s double, Patrick Keane and Maxwell Lattimer laid down a strong performance in the heats on Friday with a time of 6:32.69, beating the 2017 World Champions from Ireland. Placing second in the semis (6:23.02), Keane and Lattimer will be laying it all on the line in the A finals on Sunday.

Lightweight double, Jill Moffatt and Jennifer Casson, are headed to the B final with a strong showing in the semi-finals (7:07.35). “As a new crew it’s exciting for us to be this close this early in the season,” said Jill Moffatt. We are looking forward to racing tomorrow.”

Women’s Pair Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer won their heat (7:09.52) and led their semi-final race to a comfortable win (7:25.36) today over NED to move onto the A finals on Sunday.

Carling Zeeman placed 5th in her semi-final (7:30.10) in the women’s single and will compete in the B final on Sunday.

Matt Buie won the C final in the Men’s single by a margin of 6 seconds (7:17.32) over GBR.

The Men’s Four defeated China with a strong race win in D Final today after making some rigging adjustments following their repechage on Friday.

A/B finals continue tomorrow in Belgrade with a modified schedule due to  weather starting at 9am (CET).

Live video streaming of the A-finals on www.worldrowing.com.

Regatta information can be found here

The World Rowing media guide will be online here

Schedule and Canadian Results:

LW1x – Silver – Ellen Gleadow
W2- A Final Sunday
LW2x – B Final Sunday
LM2x – A Final Sunday
W1x – B Final Sunday
M1x – 1st C Final – Matt Buie
M4-  1st D Final – Copp, Malowany, DeGroot, Langerfeld

Canadian World Cup 1 Roster
Women’s Single Scull

Carling Zeeman, Sudbury Rowing Club

Women’s Coxless Pairs
Hillary Janssens, University of British Columbia
Caileigh Filmer, University of Victoria

Women’s Lightweight Double Scull
Jill Moffatt, University of Western Ontario
Jennifer Casson, Kingston Rowing Club

Women’s Lightweight Single Scull
Ellen Gleadow, Burnaby Lake Rowing Club

Men’s Single Scull
Matt Buie, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Men’s Coxless Four  
Mackenzie Copp, Western Rowing Club
Alexander Malowany, Hanlan Boat Club
David de Groot, Brock University
Kai Langerfeld, University of Victoria

Men’s Lightweight Double Scull
Patrick Keane, University of Victoria 
Maxwell Lattimer, University of British Columbia