He might not have been in the running for a medal, but Michael Braithwaite finished the international rowing season with a victory.
Braithwaite, who grew up in the Duncan area and learned his sport with the Maple Bay Rowing Club before going on to the 2012 Summer Olympics, helped the Canadian men’s quad to victory in the B final at the World Championships in Amsterdam late last month.
Braithwaite’s boat beat the U.S. by 0.6 seconds to win the B final, good for seventh in the world.
The Canadians began the event by placing fourth in their heat behind Ukraine, the eventual gold medallists, Germany and France. They went on to the repechage, where they were second behind Switzerland in their race.
They missed the A final by finishing last in their semifinal behind Great Britain, Germany, Estonia, France and Russia.