Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee Win Olympic Silver

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee Win Olympic Silver

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Canadian rowers win Olympic silver

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Canadian rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee have won a silver medal in the women's lightweight double sculls at the Rio Olympics.

The Victoria duo raced to a time of seven minutes 5.88 seconds at Lagoa Stadium.

Ilse Paulis and Maaike Head of the Netherlands won gold in 7:04.73 while China's Huang Wenyi and Pan Feihong were third in 7:06.49.

The Canadians showed off their impressive finishing power. They were fifth at the 1,000-metre mark, three seconds off the pace. Entering the final 500, they had shaved the deficit to 1.63 seconds to sit third. A powerful kick down the stretch propelled them to second.

Jennerich and Obee were left devastated after flaming out in the semifinals four years ago at the London Games, finishing a disappointing seventh overall. …

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