From climbing the podium on Canadian soil, to opening the season with gold medal hardware, Team Canada had a lot of success over the weekend.
Here are some of the highlights.
First World Cup of the season ➡️ first medal for Ellen Gleadow 💪🥈 #Repost @rowingcanada //Première Coupe du monde de la saison ➡️ première médaille pour Ellen Gleadow 💪🥈 ・・・ Medal alert: SILVER 🥈🇨🇦 Ellen Gleadow wins silver in lightweight women’s single today at World Cup in Belgrade! 🙌🏻💪🏼💥 #wrcbelgrade #rowingcanada #truenorthstrong 📸: @merijnsoeters
The World Rowing Cup season is finally underway and the first event took place over the weekend in Belgrade, Serbia. Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer topped the podium, clinching gold in the women’s pair, while Ellen Gleadow claimed silver in lightweight women’s single sculls.
Some of Swimming Canada’s Rio 2016 Olympians were back in action at the Mel Zajac Jr. International Swim Meet. Penny Oleksiak raced to two victories, first in the 200m butterfly followed by the 100m freestyle. However it was Markus Thormeyer who stole the show in Vancouver. The Canadian out touched the world champion Caeleb Dressel to win the 100m free. Despite only qualifying for the 100m-backstroke B final, Thormeyer set a meet record, beating the winner Ryan Lochte’s time by 0.26s.
Canada hosted some of the world’s top jumping teams at the FEI Nations Cup qualifier in Langley, BC. Canada’s team of Mario Deslauriers, Tiffany Foster, Jonathon Millar & Keean White finished second to officially secure their spot in the Nations Cup Final in the fall.
The third and final day of FINA World Series #7 earned Canada two Bronze medals in Free Solo and Free Duet – bringing the Bronze count to 6! Congratulations to Team Canada on a great World Series! Au troisième et dernier jour de la 7e étape de la série mondiale de natation artistique, l’équipe nationale s’est méritée deux autres médailles de bronze en Solo Libre et Duo Libre- portant le nombre de médailles bronze jusqu'à 6! Félicitations pour un Series Mondiale fantastic! #FINAASWS #7ASWS #FINAArtSwim #finaworldseries
Team Canada’s artistic swimmers impressed at the FINA World Series stop in Surrey, BC. In front of a home crowd, Canadians brought home six bronze medals in the technical and free events for women’s team, duet and solo.
Rio 2016 Olympian Vincent Riendeau and Caeli McKay made their mixed 10m synchro debut together at the FINA Diving World Cup in China. The pair made it one to remember as they finished second at their first competition together.