ETON DORNEY, ENGLAND – If there was one good thing to come out of Sunday’s fifth-place finish for the Canadian women’s lightweight double sculls crew of Lindsay Jennerich and Patrica Obee, it’s been they’ve been through this before.
They got off to a slow start at the last world championship and wound up winning a silver medal.
They finished their heat in seven minutes, 10.89 seconds Sunday, more than seven seconds behind Christina Giazitzidou and Alexandra Tsiavou of Greece.
“We saw this last year at the world championships. They started off in the heat not so great, built on it in the (repechage) and the semifinal and they got in the final and did an exceptional job. I’m not reading too much into this, to be honest with you,” said Rowing Canada high performance director Peter Cookson.
“I think we are going to see a lot more from them in the next couple of races. We know that they are the calibre to get to that final and race for a medal.”
When asked if she was disappointed, Jennerich, who’s from Victoria, said, well, yeah.
“Obviously, if you don’t perform to the level that you’d like. I’m disappointed, but I’m not disheartened. There’s a big difference between the disappointed and disheartened,” she said.
“I think Obee and I have the ability to improve with every race. We have to just commit to doing that and if we do, we’re going to be a lot better than we were today.”