Fri, September 20, 2013

No more Olympic rowing medals for Canada

David Calder, Scott Frandsen finish sixth in pairs final

By CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency


Canada's David Calder and Scott Frandsen row during the men's rowing pair heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games, July 28, 2012. (JIM YOUNG/Reuters)


ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND - So, two silver medals it will be.

That will be the takeaway for Canada’s rowers at the London Games as their last shot for a medal, David Calder, a Brandon native who now lives in Victoria, and Scott Frandsen, of Kelowna, B.C., finished sixth in the pairs final Friday.

The silver medallists from Beijing four years ago, they were the only team still intact from that final.

New Zealand, as expected, ran away with gold.

The Kiwis pair of Eric Murray in the bow and Hamish Bond were 41-0 coming into the Olympics.

France won the silver and Great Britain the bronze.

chris.stevenson@sunmedia.ca

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