Cameron going for gold at world rowing championships

Published on August 29, 2014
Emily Cameron
Jason Simmonds/Journal Pioneer

Emily Cameron will race for a gold medal at the world rowing championships in Amsterdam.

The 31-year-old daughter of Scott and Susan Cameron of Wilmot Valley is a member of the Canadian women’s quadruple sculls team that finished third in Thursday’s semifinal. The top three boats advanced to the final.

“We had really good rhythm from beginning to end,” said Cameron in a Rowing Canada media release. “It felt really relaxed.”

The media release also says Cameron, Kate Goodfellow of Perth, Ont.; Carling Zeeman of Cambridge, Ont., and Antje von Seydlitz-Kurzback of Smithers, B.C., “raced a strong and composed semifinal, finishing third.”

The final will be raced Saturday afternoon.

“The final is going to be awesome,” said Seydlitz-Kurzback. “I’m really excited.”

The four women are going into the final with a goal of bettering last year’s silver-medal performance. They won the silver medal in the A final of the World Rowing Cup 3 event in July.

A graduate of Three Oaks Senior High School in Summerside, Cameron trains full time with the Canadian national team.