In pairs and a rower pair, the Canadians reached the finals of their respective competition, which gave two more tickets for Tokyo.
The crew of Andrea Proske of Langley, BC, and Gabrielle Smith of Unionville, Ont., Finished 2nd in their semi-final, just ahead of the Dutch boat (it took a picture of 'arrival). The top 3 got a ticket for the Tokyo Games.
"It's pretty surreal, I have not realized yet," Smith responded. We just wanted to have a good race, knowing we had another opportunity (to qualify the boat for Tokyo) in the B final. "
Gabrielle Smith began rowing in 2012 in Montreal, and is affiliated with the Knowlton Rowing Club in Estrie.
Carling Zeeman of Cambridge, Ont., Was third in his semifinal to a rower. She will participate in Sunday's final.
"It was so important to me," said Zeeman. I had never done something so difficult. When the opportunity arises, and you must not miss it. "