Tokyo Olympics: Canada wins gold medal in women’s eight rowing
The Canadian women’s eight rowing caught its first gold medal in almost 20 years at the Tokyo Olympics Friday.
Canada dominated right out of the door, with silver medalists New Zealand incapable to get them and slacking over a second behind all through the race. China figured out how to push out Australia for the bronze.
The women — Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit — needed to work somewhat harder to get to the last.
Notwithstanding completing second in their heat, the group needed to repechage on Wednesday to meet all requirements for the medal race, eventually completing second there also.
Canada’s last award in the ladies’ eight paddling occasion was a silver at the 2012 Games in London. They last won the gold in Barcelona in 1992.
It denotes the second paddling decoration for Team Canada in Tokyo, subsequent to catching a bronze in the ladies’ pair occasion on Thursday.
It likewise proceeded with the streak by Canada’s ladies competitors, who have won each decoration in these Summer Games up until now.
Canada has now won three gold decorations, remembering for the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting class and the ladies’ 100-meter butterfly swim.