Rowing Canada Aviron official press release, June 11, 1999
Nine crews were nominated today to represent Canada this summer at variousinternational regattas and the FISA Rowing World Championships in St.Catharines, Ont. (Aug. 22 to 29, 1999).
"Our internal selection standards are tougher this year than last, and I'm very, very pleased with the quality of crews, " said Bruce Robertson, VP High Performance for Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA). "We hope to see some exciting racing at the Worlds this year in our home country."After conducting time trials at the RCA high-performance training centres inVictoria, B.C. and London, Ont. today, the following crews were named: Theheavyweight men's eight, the heavyweight women's eight, the lightweight men'seight, the lightweight women's quad, the lightweight men's four, the heavyweightmen's double, the lightweight women's double, and the men's and women's singlesculls.
1998 World Champion (women's pair) rower Alison Korn did not participate in thetime trial today because of an injury, but is expected to return to rowing withthe National Team in two weeks. The women's pair crew has not yet been named.Some of the crews selected today will go to Europe for World Cup regattas andothers to the U.S. Nationals and Pan Am Games (with additional crews yet to beannounced). Crews not nominated today may be added to the Worlds' line-up duringthe summer. The 1999 World Championships is the Olympic-qualifying competitionfor rowing.
Jackie Skender, Rowing Canada AvironDir. of CommunicationsUniversity of Western OntarioLondon, Ontario N6G 1G7Ph: 519-661-4234 Fax: 519-850-2374