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Monday, July 3, 2000
PROFILE: Derek Porter
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 regatta.

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 in 8:01.38.

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 were fourth.

Canada's lightweight men's four finished third rowing in the men's heavyweight race behind New Zealand and Australia.
Derek Porter in the news
Canadians sadly finish fourth
Porter's best still not good enough
Canadians resent being called losers
Porter in pictures
Sydney frustration
4th place
With Tara Moss
Single sculls heat
Sydney training
A new uniform
Hugging Theresa Luke
Relaxing after a win
Showing off a medal
After a win
Winning silver