Hillary Janssens and Zoe Fettig-Winn

VANCOUVER – Zoe Fettig-Winn and Hillary Janssens helped Canada win a bronze medal at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Varese, Italy on Saturday.

The UBC Thunderbirds rowers were part of the Canadian women’s four team that placed third in the event final behind the United States and New Zealand, respectively.

Fettig-Winn, sitting in the bow, and Janssens (seat 3) teamed up with Nicole Hare (stroke) and Michelle Aylard (seat 2) to cross the finish line in six minutes and 47.42 seconds. The US won with a time of 6:43.24.

Canada was third after the first 500 metres but moved up to second by the halfway mark. They were still in the silver medal position at 1,500 metres but were overtaken in the final half kilometre.