Winnipeg's Janine Hanson Rowing for Gold on Thursday
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Janine Hanson, American-born and Winnipeg-raised, will be rowing for Gold on Thursday, August 2, 2012 as part of Team Canada in the Women’s Eight competition. She’ll be rowing at the Bow position.

There will be 6 teams competing for Gold:
1. Australia
2. NED Netherlands
3. United States of America
4. Canada
5. Romania
6. Great Britain

Canada finished first in it’s heat with a time of 6:13.91 to advance directly to the final. They had the best time out of all heats and should definitely medal in the finals. Go Janine! Go Winnipeg! Go Canada Go!!

Hanson is a member of the quad sculls crew at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing that finished 8th. She is a two-time World Championships silver medalist in the eight in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, Hanson made the switch from sculling to sweeping, having not swept since early college days. At the 2007 World Championships, she competed in the quad sculls finishing 5th.

American-born and Winnipeg-raised, Hanson, a St. Mary’s Academy alumni, graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Movement Science from the University of Michigan, where she rowed for four years. While at Michigan, she won two Big-10 Championships, had two top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships, and was the recipient of the 2006 Big-10 Sportsmanship Award and the 2006 All–Star Award.

CTV will air the final live at 6:30am… make yourself a hearty breakfast and get ready to cheer Canada on for Gold!