2000 Canadian Sport Awards
ALSO ON SLAM!
Alison Korn, pictured on the left of Nepean Ont., and Emma Robinson, pictured on the right, of Winnipeg repeated as world rowing champions in women's coxless pairs with a dominating performance this past September in Cologne, Germany. As the Canadians were celebrating the victory, second place England still hadn't crossed the finish line arriving three seconds later.
"It wasn't an easy victory," said Korn who also teamed with Robinson for a win at the prestigious Lucerne Regatta World Cup meet. Both were part of the third place women's eights at the worlds as well. "It was well executed. We had a kind of dream on how it might go and it worked out as well as we imagined it."
Korn, 28, speaks four languages and has a BA in political science and a masters in journalism. Robinson, 27, is continuing her medical studies at the University of Toronto. Both were part of the eights crew that won the silver medal at the 1996 Olympics.
The next world championships are this summer in St. Catharines, Ont., and Korn and Robinson look to register a golden hat trick. "Racing in Canada will be to our advantage," said Korn.