PLOVDIV, Bulgaria Ė Canadian rowers Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens won the gold medal in the womenís pair event on Saturday at the 2018 World Rowing Championship, while defending champion New Zealand earned silver and Spain took bronze.
Spainís Aina Cid and Anna Boada brought their country its first podium appearance at the World Rowing Championship in 12 years, in the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.
Canada had to fight back after New Zealandís Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler started with an early lead, but overtook despite their rivalís best efforts and won in a close finish.
The Canadians clocked a time of six minutes, 50.670 seconds, while New Zealand was 2.290 seconds off the pace.
Over a minute behind, Spain won the three-way battle for bronze with Italy and China, after Italy appeared to take control early on.