Canadian women's eight rowing crew win Olympic gold first time in 29 years
Tokyo/IBNS: Canadadian women's eight rowing crew celebrated its Olympic gold medal win 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.
The gold medal win follows 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 11th medal in the event.
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.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)