Cana­dian men’s eight in B Fi­nal

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - SPORTS -

it was a tight race for local con­lin mccabe and his cana­dian men’s eight boat in the repechage stage Fri­day at the world row­ing cham­pi­onships, but the canucks ended up fin­ish­ing fourth in the heat to get rel­e­gated to the B Fi­nal. the cana­di­ans, with mccabe work­ing in the stroke po­si­tion, crossed the fin­ish line with a time of 5:29.460 – about four sec­onds away from first place. only five sec­onds sep­a­rated first and fifth in the repechage. Great Bri­tain and ro­ma­nia placed first and sec­ond, re­spec­tively, in the repechage to earn a spot in the a Fi­nal. canada will now com­pete in the B Fi­nal on sun­day. Great Bri­tain, aus­tralia, Ger­many, u.s., italy and ro­ma­nia will race in the a Fi­nal. this is the first time the cana­dian men’s eight have com­peted in a world cham­pi­onship since 2012, which Brockville row­ing club’s mccabe was a part of. the cana­dian men’s eight was dis­man­tled af­ter the 2012 olympics when they won a sil­ver medal. the plan was to make more smaller boats and in­crease their chances at win­ning medals at the 2016 olympics. the men’s eight made their re­turn at the world cup in switzer­land in July. the cur­rent world cham­pi­onship is just the sec­ond time the cana­dian men have raced the eight at an in­ter­na­tional regatta since mak­ing its re­turn. mccabe missed that rein­tro­duc­tion as he was deal­ing with an in­jury. mccabe was ex­tremely ex­cited to get back into the men’s eight boat at a big-time meet.

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