A Conversation with our Silver Medal Winning Rowers
The Canadian men's eight rowing crew has won a silver medal at the Olympic regatta. The gold went to the three-time world champion Germans while Britain took the bronze in a nail biter with the Canadian rowers pushing toward the end. It's Canada's fifth medal at the London Games. The Canadian men entered the race as defending Olympic champions but only have three returning members of that 2008 crew, Toronto's Andrew Byrnes, Victoria's Malcolm Howard and coxswain Brian Price of Belleville, Ont.
Shortly after the win I caught up with them all as they headed back to the Olympic Village. I most wanted to talk to coxswain Brian Price because of his fight with cancer and the other reason he wanted to bring a medal back home.
Listen to that conversation on the player below the picture.
Canada started sluggishly at the regatta, finishing last in its heat. But the Canadians bounced back to place second in their repechage and advance to the final at Eton Dorney where this morning they won silver. The women's eight goes for gold Thursday.