Canadian National Rowing Team bowman Gabe Bergen from 108 Mile Ranch will have his focus on more than just his own men’s eight rowing event at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
His girlfriend, Canadian National Rowing Team member Lindsay Jennerich is also competing at the Games in the lightweight women’s double. Bergen says he’ll be there at the Eton Dorney Olympic rowing venue to watch her.
Both athletes have affiliation with the University of Victoria rowing team and have known each other for several years.
“It’s really nice to get to this point together because we’ve watched each other train and work so hard for so many years now. I’m looking forward to watching her races.”
Bergen is familiar with the Dorney race course, having competed there at a 2006 World Cup.
“The course is known to get windy. We’ve done many kilometres in all sorts of conditions, so we can be ready for anything.”
Bergen’s first race is on the morning of July 28 and Jennerich races July 29. The men’s eight final is Aug. 1.