Tracy Cameron and Lindsay Jennerich (Sandra Mu, Getty Images)
The Canadian rowing team don’t enter every World Cup rowing event on tour, but those they do participate in, you expect them to be in contention.
This past weekend in Lucerne, Switzerland, Team Canada came away with a gold, silver, and bronze medal.
In the women’s lightweight doubles, Tracy Cameron of Cochrane, Alberta and Lindsay Jennerich of Victoria in dominating fashion, by over two seconds. They posted a time of 7:01.71, to beat Great Britain by 2.1 seconds. The United States were third.
Cameron and Jennerich, the reigning World Champions, last year in New Zealand, now will prepare for the 2011 World Rowing Championships, that starts in Bled, Slovenia on August 28.
The Canadian women’s eights finished second to the United States, while Canadian Olympic silver medalists David Calder of Victoria and Scott Frandsen of Kelowna, finished third in the men’s pair behind New Zealand and Great Britain.
It was a disappointing fifth place finish for the men’s eights however, who are the reigning Olympic Champions.
Team Canada did not participate in the first two World Cups of the season in Munich and Hamburg, Germany.