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Canadian women's 8 capture silver at rowing worlds

Canada's women's eight made a late push to capture silver at the rowing world championships on Sunday. The Canadians were able to get past the United States and New Zealand in the last 250 metres to finish in six minutes 7.09 seconds.

Canucks pass United States, New Zealand in final 250 metres of race

Canada's women's eight captured silver at the rowing world championships on Sunday clocking a time of six minutes 7.09 seconds. (@rowingcanada/Twitter)

Canada's women's eight made a late push to capture silver at the rowing world championships on Sunday.

The Canadians were able to get past the United States and New Zealand in the last 250 metres to finish in six minutes 7.09 seconds.

Canada's Women's 8 rowing team won a silver medal on the final day of the 2017 World Rowing Championships from Sarasota, Florida 10:21

Romania won gold in 6:06.40 while New Zealand hung on to take bronze in 6:07.27.

"That extra rep race was a great opportunity to figure out what was going on in the boat and use it to power us forward in the finals," said Susanne Grainger.

Kristen Kit and Jennifer Martins react to their silver medal win at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida 1:38

Grainger of London, Ont., Kristin Bauder and Lisa Roman of Langley, B.C., Calgary's Nicole Hare, Hillary Janssens of Cloverdale, B.C., Toronto's Jennifer Martins, Christine Roper of Jamaica (Ottawa Rowing Club), Victoria's Rebecca Zimmerman along with cox Kristen Kit of St. Catharines, Ont., made up the team.

The Romanians' victory broke an 11-year winning streak by the U.S.

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