A year after the Canadian women’s eight rowing team brought home the silver medal at the London Olympics last summer, Ottawa natives Sarah Black and Kate Goodfellow are working hard to make the group headed for Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Former cross-country skier making big waves in new pursuit of rowing
Created On: September 18, 2012
To say that Andrew Stewart-Jones has landed on the RADAR is an understatement.
The former national-level cross-country skier from the Nakkertok Nordic club recently switched to a new sport, registering surprising results at races, and with Rowing Canada’s series of evaluating tests.
Burrows races in 100 final to kickstart Paralympic athletics career
Created On: September 3, 2012
One day into her Paralympic career and Rachael Burrows has already raced in front of a total of 160,000 people. The Ottawa Lions wheelchair racer qualified for the final of the women’s T34 100 m on Friday morning at a packed Olympic stadium in London and then got to race for themedals in the evening.
Bittersweet B final win for Blair in London
Updated On: September 3, 2012
LONDON – If you’d told Ottawa’s David Blair prior to the Paralympic Games that his Canadian crew would win their race on the final day of rowing, you can bet he’d have been on top of the world.
Olympic updates: Pilypaitis pushes Canada to playoffs
Updated On: August 14, 2012
Courtnay Pilypaitis picked up right where she left off. The Ottawa native was team MVP in Canada's last-chance Olympic qualification tournament, and the 24-year-old guard continued to make a real name for herself internationally in helping Canada reach the playoff round in London.
Olympic rowing medals inspire Blair's crew in Paralympic quest
Created On: August 14, 2012
Real or imagined, athletes often talk about a snowball effect when it comes to winning Olympic medals. Seeing a fellow countryman capture a medal fuels them towards their own triumph. Count David Blair as one of the believers.
Rower Nurse carries capital’s best medal hopes
Created On: July 16, 2012
A two-time World Championships silver medalist, women’s 8+ rower Cristy Nurse is Ottawa’s best bet for a podium position in London, but a bad back may derail those hopes.
Jarvis switches roles to rower by day, lawyer by night
Updated On: July 15, 2012
Morgan Jarvis didn’t always picture himself as an Olympian, but a move to the capital helped inspire him on that journey.
Experience wins for Beaver boxer
Created On: March 8, 2012
Ken Duck was the most senior competitor on a Friday night fight card on Feb. 24 at St. Anthony’s Hall, but that didn’t keep the 38-year-old Beaver Boxing Club member from recording a victory by unanimous decision at the eight-match event that featured many local amateurs.
Rowing world record holder follows Groves as city’s top female athlete
Created On: January 26, 2012
She doesn’t yet carry the same type long-term streak of global prominence and dominance as the woman who won it for the past six consecutive years, but the new Ottawa Sports Awards female athlete of the year is definitely off on the right foot.