Team Canada came away with four World Cup medals in Lucerne, Switzerland on Sunday. The Canadian team won silver in the women’s pairs, women’s double sculls and women’s eights and a bronze medal from Carling Zeeman of Hamilton, Ontario in the women’s single sculls.
In the women’s pairs, Caileigh Filmer of Victoria, British Columbia teamed up with Hillary Janssens of Cloverdale, British Columbia to win silver with a time of 7:07.63. Filmer and Janssens reached the podium by 15.33 seconds over Erin Reelick and Molly Bruggeman of the United States, who finished in fourth place. Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler of New Zealand won the gold medal with a time of 7:07.200 and Kristine O’Brien and Felice Mueller of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 7:17.79.
In the women’s double sculls, Gabrielle Smith of Montreal, Quebec and Andrea Proske of Langley, British Columbia won the silver medal with a time of 6:52.800. Smith and Proske reached the podium by 2.6 seconds over Roos De Jong and Lisa Scheenaard of the Netherlands. De Jong and Scheenaard had a time of 6:56.06. Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe of New Zealand won the gold medal with a time of 6:50.120 and Meghan O’Leary and Ellen Tomek of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 6:53.04.
In the women’s eights, the Canadian team of Lisa Roman of Langley, British Columbia, Nicole Hare and Karen Lefsrud of Calgary, Alberta, Susanne Grainger and Christine Roper of London, Ontario, Sydney Payne and Avalon Wasteneys and Rebecca Zimmerman of Toronto, Ontario, and Kristen Kit of St. Catharines, Ontario won silver with a time of 6:08.11. New Zealand won gold with a time of 6:06.17. The United States won bronze with a time of 6:09.17. Canada won a medal by 3.26 seconds over the Netherlands, who were fourth with a time of 6:11.37.
Zeeman won the bronze medal with a time of 7:37.03. She was 2.15 seconds faster than Kara Kohler of the United States, who was in fourth place with a time of 7:39.18. Jeannine Gmelin of Switzerland won the gold medal with a time of 7:35.94. Sanita Puspure of Ireland won the silver medal with a time of 7:36.17.