Para-Rowers Head to Europe to Train and Compete

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(ISN) – One of Canada’s top Paralympic medal hopefuls – the rowing LTA 4+ – is now in Europe to train and compete in the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup, June 15 to 17.

“After training all winter and spring, we are excited to test our speed at the World Cup in Munich,” said Canadian para-rowing lead coach, Jeff Dunbrack. “We expect the competition to be strong this year and we are prepared for the challenge.”

The Canadian crew won the 2010 World Championships and was second to Great Britain at the 2011 Worlds. The lineup has one change this year – coxswain Kristen Kit will bring her experience at the national and international level to the boat.

The LTA 4+ (legs, truck and arms mixed coxed four)

-Kristen Kit of St. Catharines, ON (UBC Rowing Club)
-Meghan Montgomery of Winnipeg, MB (Winnipeg Rowing Club/VCRC)
-Victoria Nolan of Toronto, ON (Argonaut Rowing Club)
-David Blair of Ottawa, ON (Ottawa Rowing Club)
Tony Theriault of Nanaimo, B.C. (Nanaimo Rowing Club)

Coach: Jeff Dunbrack, Ottawa, ON

The crew will train in Italy with the Canadian women’s eight, and then travel to Munich for the World Cup. Canada’s official Paralympic team has not yet been named, but will include a four and women’s single.

The Para-Rowing program is supported by Pride Mobility Products. Pride, based in St. Catharines, Ontario, is the official sponsor of Rowing Canada Aviron’s National Adaptive Club Development Program. For more information: http://www.pridemobility.com/

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