Madison Mailey helps Canada earn Olympic berth in rowing

North Shore rower Madison Mailey helped Team Canada’s women’s four boat secure a spot in the Olympic Games during the world rowing championships held recently in Linz, Austria.

The Collingwood grad, a Lions Bay native, teamed up with Sydney Payne, Jennifer Martins and Stephanie Grauer to finish second in the event’s 'B' final to lock up a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The team was in a tight spot, needing to finish in the top two in their six-team race to clinch the Olympic berth, and the women came through, finishing second behind Great Britain to book a ticket to Tokyo.