Dean and Canadian mates to row in B final

Canada's quad sculls crew places fifth in first two races, will row Thursday in relegation round

Will Dean (second from right) and the Canadian men's quad sculls team finished fifth in Monday's repechage in Rio.

An Olympic medal wasn’t to be for Kelowna’s Will Dean and his Canadian teammates.

On Monday in Rio, Canada’s men’s quad sculls crew was eliminated from medal contention after finishing fifth in the repechage in a time of 5:56.28.

Only the top two countries, Germany and Great Britain, moved on to Thursday’s final.

Canada will compete Thursday in the B final.

Dean, Julien Bahain, Rob Gibson and Pascal Lussier go off to a difficult start at the Olympics finishing fifth in Saturday’s heats.

The Canadians were in contention for a top-two finish late in the race, but crew member Rob Gibson lost his grip on his oar and the Canadians were unable to recover.

Dean, a graduate of KSS, won two gold medals last summer at the Pan American Games in Toronto, in the men’s quad sculls and the men’s eights.

Dean, 29, has been with been competing with Canada’s senior rowing program since 2011.

Dean also competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as a member of the fours which finished ninth overall.

 

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