Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens won the bronze medal in the women’s rowing pair’s event at the Tokyo Olympics. Canada now has a total of 10 medals in these 2020 Summer Games. New Zealand team took the gold medal by placing first and the Russian Olympic Committee claimed the silver medal.
Janssens spoke with CBC’s Marivel Taruc after the race and said “I was just listening to Caileigh, she was calling the perfect race,… It’s been a long extra year, and we’re just really happy we got here and we were able to come away with it.”
The Canadian rowers were in first place during the first 500 metres and then New Zealand took and maintained the lead after 1,000 metres. First place finished in a time of 6:50.19, second place finished at 6:51.45 and the Canadians got 6:52.10.
Canada has a total of 10 boats that qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian men’s rowing pair just missed the podium by placing fourth in their event. They finished with a time of 6:20.43, just over half a second behind the Danish team who won bronze.
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