Road To The Olympic Games

Canadian rowing crews advance to world championship finals

Four Canadian crews secured spots in A-finals at the world rowing championships on Thursday. Aaron Lattimer, Jill Moffatt, Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer (women's pair) and the PR3 mixed coxed four all will race for medals.

Four crews will row for medals in Bulgaria

Canada's Jill Moffat finished in third place in her women's lightweight single event Thursday, securing a spot in Friday's final at the world championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. (Twitter/ @rowingcanada)

​Four Canadian crews secured spots in A-finals at the world rowing championships on Thursday.

Aaron Lattimer (men's lightweight single), Jill Moffatt (women's lightweight single), Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer (women's pair) and the PR3 mixed coxed four all will race for medals.

The PR mixed coxed four crew of Andrew Todd, Bayleigh Hooper, Victoria Nolan, Kyle Fredickson and coxswain Laura Court finished second in their repechage to advance to the final.

Lattimer, of Delta, B.C., finished third in his semifinal to move on to his first A-final at a senior world championship.

"It was a great race out there today. It's been a collective effort and I'm excited and honoured to be representing my teammates and country in the A-final [on Friday]," Lattimer said.

Moffatt, of Bethany, Ont., also finished third in her semi.

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