Canadian women’s eight win silver
By Dave Feschuk
WINDSOR, ENGLAND—Canada’s women’s eight won an Olympic silver medal on Thursday, bowing by half a boat length to their longtime rivals from the United States on the Eton Dorney rowing course.
Racing in front of an estimated crowd of 30,000, the Canadians never really challenged the favoured U.S. boat. Canada finished 1.41 seconds behind the Americans to earn the Maple Leaf’s second rowing silver in as many days. The Netherlands won bronze.
The men’s eight used a memorable late-race surge to place second to Germany on Wednesday.