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Photo by Alexandra Wey/Canadian Press
Photo by Alexandra Wey/Canadian Press

Elk Lake based rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee of Victoria have won the silver medal in lightweight women’s double sculls rowing at the Rio Olympic Games.

The pair finished just behind the Dutch world champions Maaike Head and Ilse Paulis of the Netherlands. Jennerich and Obee have a strong finish, and were near the back of the field at halfway. In fifth place they were able to take second place crossing the line in 7:05:88, a second behind the winners.

This is the first rowing medal for Canada at the Rio Olympics.