WINDSOR, England – The Canadian women’s eight has won a silver medal at the Olympic rowing regatta.
The powerhouse Americans won gold while the Netherlands captured bronze.
“It hasn’t hit me yet. It’s an amazing group of women that I’ve had the privilege to row with and we gave it our all, no regrets,” said crew member Lauren Wilkinson of North Vancouver.
Canada and the U.S. came into the Games as rivals for gold.
The U.S. won the last two world titles, while Canada settled for silver.
The Americans also won gold at Beijing in 2008, when Canada was fourth.
It was only the second race at these Games for the Canadian women, who won their heat Sunday to advance directly to the final.
The U.S. won the other heat.
The Canadian men’s eight won silver behind Germany at the Games on Wednesday.