Brienne Miller wins Beach Sprints gold

Brienne Miller wins Beach Sprints gold

Sunday September 26, 2021 – Oeiras, Portugal

Canada has its first ever World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals medal with a first place finish by Brienne Miller (North Star Rowing Club) in the women’s solo (CW1x).

Miller was dominant throughout the 2021 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals, which took place September 24 to 26 in Oeiras, Portugal. She won all of her races, taking first in the final over France’s Maya Cornut.

Aubrey Oldham (Leander Boat Club) and Sarah Pidgen (Don Rowing Club) had a strong showing in the mixed double (CMix2x) event, finishing with the fifth best time in the time trials and winning their repechage to progress to the quarterfinals. They had a close loss in the quarterfinals, with Greece edging them out by just 0.25 seconds.

Oldham also raced in the men’s solo (CM1x) event, progressing through the first three rounds to qualify for the quarterfinals, which he lost to eventual silver medallist Kjetil Borch of Norway.

Race footage can be viewed on World Rowing’s YouTube Channel. For more information and full results, visit

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Women’s Solo (CW1x)

Brienne Miller

North Star Rowing Club 

Men’s Solo (CM1x)

Aubrey Oldham

Leander Boat Club

Mixed Double (CMix2x) 

Sarah Pidgen

Don Rowing Club 

Aubrey Oldham 

Leander Boat Club


For more information:
Colleen Coderre
RCA Communications Lead

Liz Montroy
RCA Communications and Events Coordinator

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