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Brown's van Knotsenburg Leads Canada to Silver

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications

Former Brown rower Steve van Knotsenburg and the Canadian National Team 8+ placed second at the 2009 World Championships on Sunday, rowing 5:27.15 to take the silver. With van Knotsenburg sitting bow, the Canadians jumped out to a fast start, and held second place throughout the race, holding off late charges from Poland and the Netherlands.

Germany won the event with a time of 5:24.13, followed by Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, Great Britain, and Italy.

- A.S.