Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Rowing’ Category

Success in Tokyo shows progression in Rowing Canada rebuild, athletes say

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Tokyo Olympics Rowing

With a gold medal in a big women's boat, a bronze medal in a small boat, and a near-podium finish on the men's side, there's lots of upside for Canada's rowing program following a rebuild leading into Tokyo.

Canada’s rowing tradition continues at Tokyo 2020 — and beyond

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Over the past year, our Canadian rowing team worked through the challenges of coaching changes and COVID-19 lockdowns to continue a strong legacy in this power-endurance sport. The athletes did our country proud, as we saw countless outlays of support for their efforts on social media.

Canadian rowers Filmer, Janssens win bronze in women’s pair event at Tokyo Olympics

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Canadian rowers Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens have won bronze in the women's pair event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Rowing Canada to send largest Olympic team in 25 years to Tokyo

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Bulgaria Rowing World Championships

Rowing Canada will send its largest Olympic team in a quarter-century when the athletes arrive in Tokyo, the organization announced Tuesday.

Canada earns 3 more spots at Tokyo Olympics at last-chance regatta

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

A last-chance rowing qualifying event in Switzerland on Sunday has produced three more entries for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics.

Call for coaching codes of conduct after harassment allegations at UVic

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Post-secondary institutions in British Columbia are being urged to create coaching codes of conduct after verbal abuse complaints were made against a rowing coach at the University of Victoria.

Rowing Canada fires national women’s team coach Dave Thompson

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Bulgaria Rowing World Championships

Senior national team coach Dave Thompson has been fired by Rowing Canada, just five months out from the Tokyo Olympics.

Rowing Canada, UVic investigate coach Barney Williams for harassment, abuse

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Former University of Victoria rower Lily Copeland is one of three athletes and an assistant coach who have filed complaints against Barney Williams with the university and Rowing Canada Aviron, the governing body that certifies coaches in the country.

Canadian rowers qualify boat in women’s eight for Tokyo Olympics

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens, fresh off a bronze medal effort in women's pairs at the world rowing championships, didn't reach the podium Sunday but managed to qualify another boat for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics next summer.

Canadian rowers win bronze, secure 2 more Olympic spots at world rowing championships

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

At the world rowing championships in Austria on Saturday the Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer won bronze in the women's pair while the Canadian women's eight and men's pair boats qualified spots for Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.