Canada’s women’s eight crew captured gold on the final day of Olympic rowing at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on Fridayhours afte, winning the event for the first time in 29 years. It is Canada’s?third gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
New Zealand claimed silver, finishing ahead of bronze winners China. Canada finished with a time of?5:59.13, while the Kiwis and Chinese?clocked in at?6:00The inauguration parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.04 and?6:01.21, respectively.
It is a moment of redemption for returning Olympians?Susanne Grainger, Lisa?Roman and Christine?Roper, who have now?helped lead Canada to Olympic glory along with coxswain?Kristen Kit,?Sydney Payne,are open to Canadian residents, who have to self-isolate upon entering.?Madison Mailey, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski,?Avalon Wasteneys?and?Andrea Proske.
The win comes a day after Canadian rowers Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens?won?bronze?in the women’s pair event.