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Elliott Twins to Compete for Canada at World Junior Championships

Aug 9, 2021

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria – The Washington State rowing team will have a pair of incoming freshmen represent their home country at the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships, as twins Fiona and Hannah Elliott will row quadruple sculls for Canada. The 2021 World Rowing Championships takes place Aug. 11-15 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The twins from Sarnia, Ontario will be competing in their first major international rowing event for Canada after being spotted at a Canadian Olympic Committee talent search at the RBC Training Ground in 2019. Both have signed their National Letter of Intent to Washington State and will compete for the Cougs in the fall.

The women's quadruple sculls will get underway at the World Rowing Junior Championships on Aug. 12 with two heats at 12:18 a.m. PT and 12:24 a.m. PT. The repechage will be held on Aug. 13 at 12:06 a.m. PT and 12:12 a.m. PT. The women's quadruple sculls finals will take place on Aug. 14-15 with the 'B' final starting at 11:55 p.m. PT on Aug. 14 and the 'A' finals beginning at 2:05 a.m. on Aug. 15.

The Washington State rowing program has been well represented on the international stage this summer. Senior Kateryna Maistrenko (Ukraine) and sophomore Ilaria Macchi (Slovenia) both represented their home countries at the World Rowing U-23 Championships in Racice, Czech Republic in July. WSU alumni Nicole Hare and Lisa Roman both represented Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, with Roman winning gold in the women's eight.

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