For the Record – Canadian rowing champion qualifies boat for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Nikita Nayak – October 7th, 2019

Zeeman placed third in her semifinals in the women’s single sculls event in Ottensheim, Austria

(Rowing Canada Aviron)

Rower Carling Zeeman

Canadian rower Carling Zeeman has amped up training for the Summer Olympics. This is following her successfully qualifying a spot for the country in women’s single sculling at the World Rowing Championships in Austria.

“It’s a pretty special feeling when I have the Canada leaf on my back. So, in terms of the Olympics, it’s even more special because it’s such a world renowned event, right? Like you’re getting the best of the best.”

Carling ZeemanCanadian Rower

Zeeman speaks emotionally about finding a great support system in her parents as she strives to pursue excellence in her choice of sport.

The 28-year-old hails from Ontario and has represented Canada at two prestigious international events – the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where she finished in tenth place and the 2015 Pan American Games, held in Toronto where she won two gold medals.

This brings the total number of rowers that have qualified a quota for the Summer Olympics to 6.

Listen to Episode 1 of The Road to the Olympics is Pink series where Canada’s rowing champion, Carling Zeeman talks about her Olympic aspirations.