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Tokyo/IBNS: Canada’s women celebrated their eight rowing crew Olympic gold medal win on Jul 29 for the first time in 29 years by the traditional tossing of the coxswain, Kristen Kit, into the water at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo.
Image: Canada's Women's Eight Rowing Crew. Image credit: Screenshot
The gold medal win followed Canadian rowers Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssen's winning bronze in the women's pair event.
It is Canada's third gold medal at Tokyo 2020 and its11th medal at Tokyo 2020, 5th in the event's history.
New Zealand finished ahead of China's bronze winners and claimed silver.
It is a moment of joy for returning Olympians Susanne Grainger, Lisa Roman, and Christine Roper, who have now helped lead Canada to Olympic glory along with coxswain Kristen Kit, Sydney Payne, Madison Mailey, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Avalon Wasteneys, and Andrea Proske.