Making waves at the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals

Making waves at the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals


Monday October 17 – Saundersfoot, Great Britain
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Canada finished fourth in the world in the mixed double and women’s solo events at the 2022 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals this past weekend in Wales’ Pembrokeshire National Park at the Saundersfoot beach and harbour.

Sarah Pidgen and Aubrey Oldham improved upon their 2021 finish in the mixed double (CMix2x), winning their quarterfinal against Italy to progress to the semifinals and secure a finish in the top four. They hit the buzzer 6.02 seconds behind France in the B final to take fourth in the world.

Pidgen collected a second fourth overall finish in the women’s solo, the results of which were determined by the Round 2 race times after the finals were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Three other Canadian crews—the men’s solo, U19 men’s double and U19 women’s double—also qualified for the quarterfinals, but were unable to surpass their opponents and move on to the semifinals.

This was the first time Canada has sent U19 crews to the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals, and served as an important development and learning opportunity in the growing discipline of coastal rowing and beach sprints.

Full results can be found at www.worldrowing.com

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Canada’s Beach Sprint Finals Team

Women’s Solo (CW1x)

 

Sarah Pidgen

Don Rowing Club

Men’s Solo (CM1x)

 

Aubrey Oldham

Leander Boat Club

Mixed Double (CMix2x)

 

Sarah Pidgen

Don Rowing Club

Aubrey Oldham

Leander Boat Club

U19 Men’s Double (CJM2x)

 

Beckett Della Siega

Victoria City Rowing Club

Alexander Joiner

Victoria City Rowing Club

U19 Women’s Double (CJW2x)

 

Elena Sati

Cambridge Rowing Club/Don Rowing Club

Alex Duggan

Kingston Rowing Club

U19 Men’s Solo (CJM1x)

 

Dennis Ovdiyenko

Don Rowing Club

U19 Women’s Solo (CJW1x)

 

Alex Duggan

Kingston Rowing Club

U19 Mixed Double (CJMix2x)

 

Elena Sati

Cambridge Rowing Club/Don Rowing Club

Dennis Ovdiyenko

Don Rowing Club

 

Coaches
Katie Bahain-Steenman
Iain Wilson

Team Manager
John Armitage

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

Liz Montroy
RCA Communications and Events Coordinator
lmontroy@rowingcanada.org

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