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Loaded with Gold (Posted On: Monday, September 21, 2009)

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Three members of the Collingwood Dragon Boat & Canoe Club returned home to Canada loaded down with gold from the world dragon boat championships.

Anne Baker, Christine Linton, and Leslie Whitton each earned four gold medals as members of the Canadian Senior Women's dragon boat team during the competition in Prague, which wrapped up on Sunday.

The team won gold in the 2,000, 1,000, 200, and 500-metre races.

Baker also earned a gold medal as a member of the Canadian Senior mixed crew which won gold in the 2,000-metre, and Linton won gold as a member of the Seniors' crew in the 200-metre competition.

This was the second trip to the world dragon boat championships for the three women; in 2007, they were part of the Canadian Senior Women's crew that headed to Sydney.
"The club is extremely proud and excited by the performances of Anne, Christine, and Leslie," said club president Brian Saunderson. "They were richly deserved, as we watched their hard work and preparation for this year's worlds."

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