Porter rows to a first
Derek Porter of Victoria won the single sculls final at the
Koninklijke Maas Holland Beker rowing regatta yesterday.
Porter finished in six minutes 53.37 seconds to beat rowers from Bulgaria,
Brazil and Australia. It's the first time a Canadian has won this event at the
In the women's singles, Ekatarina Khodotivich-Karsten of Belarus finished
first in 7:28.97 in a strong field that included Rumyana Neykova of Bulgaria,
Georgina Douglas of Australia and Marnie McBean of London, who finished fourth
The women's pair of Kubet Weston of Tillsonburg and Kristen Wall of
Victoria was second to the Australian crew and the Canadian women's eight
finished less than a second behind the winning Dutch crew.
In the heavyweight men's pair, Ed Winchester of Saint John, N.B., and Ben
Storey of Whitehorse, who are lightweight rowers, were second in 6:45.95
behind Australia. Kevin Light of Sidney, B.C. and Joe Stankevicius of Dundas
Canada's lightweight men's four finished third rowing in the men's
heavyweight race behind New Zealand and Australia.