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Northeastern student wins silver at World Rowing Championships

Northeastern University women’s rower Madison Mailey won a silver medal at the World Rowing Championships last weekend in Bulgaria. She competed on the women’s eight team for Canada.

Business student Madison Mailey displays her medal from the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria at Northeastern University’s Henderson Boathouse on September 19, 2018. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Canada was in fourth place midway through the finals when it began to make its charge. The team pulled ahead of Australia in the final 500 meters of the race to win the silver by less than 1 second. “I remember crossing the line and being consumed with happiness,” Mailey said. “We had a gameplan and everyone in the boat committed and executed.”

A senior from British Columbia, Mailey studies business administration and is earning a certificate in classical voice through a joint program between Northeastern and the New England Conservatory. Last season was her fourth and final year as a member of the Northeastern women’s rowing team.

Mailey’s silver medal at the World Rowing Championships comes on the heels of her earning a gold medal with Canada in the women’s eight at the Under-23 World Championships earlier this summer. She is in her final semester at Northeastern, and after completing her classes she will begin training at Canada’s national team center in January, with the hopes of making the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

Also at the World Rowing Championships, Northeastern women’s rowing assistant coach, Adrienne Martelli, saw her crew win the gold for Team USA in the women’s two-person para-rowing event.


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