Rowing Canada Announce Team for Rio Olympics
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) has announced the 26 athletes who will represent Team Canada in rowing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. The team, who trains for most of the year on Victoria's Elk Lake, includes World Cup gold medalists Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee.
Of the 26 athletes, there are 10 returning Olympians, including six who stood on the podium at London 2012. Leading the way is Lesley Thompson-Willie, the coxswain of the women’s eight, who will be competing in her eighth Olympic Games, tying the all-time women’s record for any sport.
Canada qualified six boats last September at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. The men’s quadruple sculls qualified as the seventh and final boat at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland in May.
Canada’s final pre-Olympic competition also took place in Lucerne at the second World Rowing Cup where the Victoria-based lightweight women’s double sculls crew of Jennerich and Obee won gold. Training camps for the men’s and women’s rowing teams will be held in July in Guelph and London, Ontario respectively.
The rowing competition will take place at the Lagoa Stadium, August 6-14, with eight men’s events and six women’s events.
|Julien||Bahain||Angers, France||Men's quadruple sculls|
|Will||Crothers||Kingston, ON||Men's four|
|Will||Dean||Kelowna, BC||Men's quadruple sculls|
|Caileigh||Filmer||Victoria, BC||Women's eight|
|Rob||Gibson||Kingston, ON||Men's quadruple sculls|
|Susanne||Grainger||London, ON||Women's eight|
|Nicole||Hare||Calgary, AB||Women's pair|
|Brendan||Hodge||South Delta, BC||Lightweight men's four|
|Lindsay||Jennerich||Victoria, BC||Lightweight women's double sculls|
|Kai||Langerfeld||North Vancouver, BC||Men's four|
|Maxwell||Lattimer||Delta, BC||Lightweight men's four|
|Pascal||Lussier||Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC||Men's quadruple sculls|
|Jennifer||Martins||Toronto, ON||Women's pair|
|Natalie||Mastracci||Thorold, ON||Women's eight|
|Conlin||McCabe||Brockville, ON||Men's four|
|Cristy||Nurse||Georgetown, ON||Women's eight|
|Patricia||Obee||Victoria, BC||Lightweight women's double sculls|
|Nicolas||Pratt||Kingston, ON||Lightweight men's four|
|Lisa||Roman||Langley, BC||Women's eight|
|Christine||Roper||Montego Bay, JAM||Women's eight|
|Tim||Schrijver||Thedford, ON||Men's four|
|Lesley||Thompson-Willie||London, ON||Women's eight|
|Antje||von Seydlitz||Smithers, BC||Women's eight|
|Lauren||Wilkinson||North Vancouver, BC||Women's eight|
|Eric||Woelfl||St. Catharines, ON||Lightweight men's four|
|Carling||Zeeman||Cambridge, ON||Women's single sculls|
|Kate||Sauks||Owen Sound, ON||Alternate|
|Performance Director, Women's Program||John||Keogh||Launcestron, Tasmania, Australia|
|Performance Director, Men's Program||Martin||McElroy||Galway, Ireland|
|Performance Director, Lightweight Men's Program||Al||Morrow||London, ON|
|Coach||Tom||Morris||Perth, Western Australia|