Adam van Koeverden

Birthdate: January 29th, 1982
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Residence: Oakville, ON
Canoe Club: Burloak Canoe Club
Sport: Men's Kayak
Website: http://www.vankayak.com

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Adam van Koeverden is one of Canada’s best known Olympians. His resume includes four Olympic medals and eight World Championship medals. It was newspaper advertisement with the headline “Future Champions Wanted” that lead his mother to sign him up at the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville when he was 13 years old. Four years later he won a bronze medal at the 1999 Junior World Championships in K1 1000.

 

Adam first made the podium at the Senior World Championships in 2003 with a second place finish in K1 1000. A year later he became an Olympic Champion with a win in the K1 500 in Athens along with a bronze in K1 1000. As Canada’s only double medalist of the Games, he was selected as Canada flag bearer for the 2004 closing ceremonies and the opening ceremonies at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. In Beijing, Adam came back to capture a silver medal in K1 500 after a disappointing eighth place finish in the K1 1000.

 

Adam became the K1 1000 metre World Champion in 2011 when he dominated the field and claimed victory with a margin of over three seconds. He won a silver medal in a tight final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

 

Adam is an athlete ambassador for Right to Play and has spoken on behalf of many charitable organizations. He is a graduate of McMaster University and completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2007.

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Results

2012

Aug. Olympic Games - London, GBR - K1 - 1000 2nd

June World Cup #3 - Moscow, RUS - K1 - 1000m 1st

May World Cup #2 - Duisburg, POL - K1 - 1000m 2nd

May World Cup #1 - Poznan, POL - K1 - 1000m 3rd

May Sprint Team Trials - Lake Lanier, USA - K1 - 1000m 1st

 

2011

Aug World Championships - Szeged, HUN - K1 1000m 1st

May World Cup #3 - Duisburg, GER - K1 500m 2nd

May World Cup #2 - Racice, CZE - K1 - 5000m 2nd

May World Cup #2 - Racice, CZE - K1 - 1000m 4th

 

2010

May World Cup #1 - Vichy, France - K-1 500, 2nd

May World Cup #1 - Vichy, France - K-1 1000, 3rd

May World Cup #2 - Szeged, Hungary - K1 500m 1st

May World Cup #2 - Szeged, Hungary - K1 1000m 3rd

Jun World Cup #3 - Duisburg, Germany - K11000m 2nd

Jun World Cup #3 - Duisburg, Germany - K1 500m 4th

 

2009

Jun. World Cup #3 - Szeged, Hungary - K1 1000m 4th

Jun. World Cup #3 - Szeged, Hungary - K1 500m 2nd

May. World Cup #2 - Poznan, Poland - K1 1000m 3rd

May. World Cup #2 - Poznan, Poland - K1 5000 m 6th

May. World Cup #2 - Poznan, Poland - K1 500m 2nd

May. World Cup #1 - Racice, Czech Republic - K1 5000 m 2nd

May. World Cup #1 - Racice, Czech Republic - K1 1000m 1st

May. World Cup #1 - Racice, Czech Republic - K1 500m 9th

 

2008

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Dartmouth, NS - K-1 1000M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Dartmouth, NS - K-2 1000M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Dartmouth, NS - K-4 200M 2nd

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Dartmouth, NS - K-1 500M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Dartmouth, NS - K-4 1000M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Dartmouth, NS - K-1 200M 3rd

Aug. Olympic Games - Beijing, CHN - K-1 500M 2nd

Aug. Olympic Games - Beijing, CHN - K-1 1000M 8th

Jun. ICF World Cup # 3 - Poznan, Poland - K-1 500M 1st

Jun. ICF World Cup # 3 - Poznan, Poland - K-1 1000M 1st

Jun. ICF World Cup # 2 - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 500M 1st

Jun. ICF World Cup #2 - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 1000M 3rd

Jun. ICF World Cup # 1 - Szeged, Hungary - K-1 500M 1st

Jun. ICF World Cup # 1 - Szeged, Hungary - K-1 1000M 1st

May. Olympic Team Selection Trials - Lake Lanier, Georgia - K-1 500M 1st

May. Olympic Team Selection Trials - Lake Lanier, Georgia - K-1 1000M 1st

 

2007

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Ottawa, Ontario - K-4 1000M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Ottawa, Ontario - K-4 200M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Ottawa, Ontario - K-1 200M 3rd

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Ottawa, Ontario - K-1 500M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Ottawa, Ontario - K-1 1000M 1st

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Ottawa, Ontario - K-2 200M 2nd

Aug. Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships - Ottawa, Ontario - K-2 1000M 1st

Aug. Senior World Championships - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 500m 1st

Aug. Senior World Championships - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 1000m 2nd

Jun. ICF World Cup # 3 - Gerardmer, France - K-1 200m 3rd

Jun. ICF World Cup # 3 - Gerardmer, France - K-1 500m 1st

Jun. ICF World Cup # 3 - Gerardmer, France - K-1 1000m 1st

May. ICF World Cup # 2 - Szeged, Hungary - K-1 200m 7th

May. ICF World Cup # 2 - Szeged, Hungary - Medley 4 x 100m 5th

May. ICF World Cup # 2 - Szeged, Hungary - K-1 500m 1st

May. ICF World Cup # 2 - Szeged, Hungary - K-1 1000m 1st

May. ICF World Cup # 1 - Zagreb, Croatia - K-1 1000m 1st

May. ICF World Cup # 1 - Zagreb, Croatia - K-1 200m 6th

May. ICF World Cup # 1 - Zagreb, Croatia - K-1 500m 1st

Apr. National Team Trials # 1 - Lake Lanier, Georgia, US - K-1 500m 1st

Apr. National Team Trials # 1 - Lake Lanier, Georgia, US - K-1 1000m 1st

 

2006

Sep. ICF World Cup # 3 - Guangzhou, China - K-1 1000m 1st

Sep. ICF World Cup # 3 - Guangzhou, China - K-1 500m 1st

Sep. ICF World Cup # 3 - Guangzhou, China - k-1 200m 6th

Sep. ICF World Cup # 3 - Guangzhou, China - k-4 1000m 3rd

Sep. ICF World Cup # 3 - Guangzhou, China - K-4 500m 3rd

Sep. ICF World Cup # 3 - Guangzhou, China - k-4 200m 2nd

Aug. Senior World Championships - Szeged, Hungary - K-1 1000m 4th

Aug. Senior World Championships - Szeged, Hungary - K-1 500m 4th

May. ICF World Cup # 2 - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 1000m 1st

May. ICF World Cup # 2 - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 500m 1st

May. ICF World Cup # 1 - Poznan, Poland - K-1 500m 1st

May. ICF World Cup # 1 - Poznan, Poland - K-1 1000m 2nd

Apr. National Team Trials # 1 - Lake Lanier, Georgia, US - Homme-Men K-1 500m 1st

Apr. National Team Trials #1 - Lake Lanier, Georgia - Homme-Men K-1 1000m 1st

 

2005

Sep. Canadian Championships - Montreal, QC - Senior Men K-1 1000m 1st

Sep. Canadian Championships - Montreal, QC - Senior Men K-1 500m 1st

Aug. Senior World Championships - Zagreb, Croatia - K1 500m 3rd

Aug. Senior World Championships - Zagreb, Croatia - K1 1000m 2nd

Jul. Pan American Canoe and Kayak Championships - Lac Beauport, CAN - K-1 500m 1st

Jul. Pan American Canoe and Kayak Championships - Lac Beauport, CAN - K-1 200m 3rd

Jul. Pan American Canoe and Kayak Championships - Lac Beauport, CAN - K-1 1000m 1st

May. Duisburg International - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 500m 1st

May. Duisburg International - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 200m 4th

May. Duisburg International - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 1000m 1st

May. World Cup - Poznan, POL - K-1 1000m 1st

May. World Cup - Poznan, POL - K-1 500m 1st

 

2004

Sep. Canadian Championships - Dartmouth, NS - Senior K-1 500m 1st

Sep. Canadian Championships - Dartmouth, NS - Senior K-1 1000m 1st

Sep. Canadian Championships - Dartmouth, NS - Senior K-2 200m 2nd

Sep. Canadian Championships - Dartmouth, NS - Senior K-2 1000m 1st

Sep. Canadian Championships - Dartmouth, NS - Open K-4 200m 1st

Aug. Olympic Games - Athens, GRE - K-1 500m 1st

Aug. Olympic Games - Athens, GRE - K-1 1000m 3rd

Jul. Hazewinkel International - Hazewinkel, BEL - Senior K-1 1000m 1st

Jul. Hazewinkel International - Hazewinkel, BEL - Senior K-1 500m 1st

Jul. Hazewinkel International - Hazewinkel, BEL - Senior K-2 200m 8th

Jun. International Regatta - Duisburg, GER - K-1 1000m 4th

Jun. International Regatta - Duisburg, GER - K-1 500m 3rd

Jun. World Cup - Racice, Czech Rep - K-1 500m 2nd

Jun. World Cup - Racice, Czech Rep - K-1 1000m 1st

May. Olympic Trials - Montreal, CAN - K-1 1000 m 1st

May. Olympic Trials - Montreal, CAN - K-1 500m 1st

May. Continental Olympic Qualifier - Curitiba, BRA - K-4 1000m 1st

 

2003

Sep. World Championships - Gainesville, USA - K-1 1000 2nd

Sep. World Championships - Gainesville, USA - K-1 500 6th

Jun. World Cup - Duisburg, GER - K-1 1000 3rd

Jun. World Cup - Duisburg, GER - K-1 500 7th

Jun. World Cup - Poznan, POL - K-1 500 2nd

Jun. World Cup - Poznan (POL) - K-1 1000m 5th

May. World Cup - Hazewinkel, BEL - K-1 1000 2nd

May. World Cup - Hazewinkel, BEL - K-1 500 7th

 

2002

Sep. World University Flatwater Championships - Bari (ITA) - M K-1 500m 4th

Sep. World University Flatwater Championships - Bari (ITA) - K-1 1000m 6th

Jun. World Cup - Duisburg, GER - K-1 1000m final 12th

 

2001

Aug. Senior World Championships - Poznan, Poland - K-4 M 200m - Final B 5th

Aug. Senior World Championships - Poznan, Poland - K-1 M 1000m - Final B 7th

Jul. Copenhagen World Cup - Copenhagen,Denmark - K-4 M 500m - Final 3rd

Jun. Copenhagen World Cup - Copenhagen,Denmark - K-1 M 1000m - Final 8th

Jun. Duisburg International - Duisburg, Germany - K-4 M 200m - Final 6th

Jun. Duisburg International - Duisburg, Germany - K-4 M 1000m - Final 7th

Jun. Duisburg International - Duisburg, Germany - K-1 M 1000m - Semifinal 5th

Jun. World Cup - Paris, France - K-4 M 200m - Final 6th

Jun. World Cup - Paris, France - K-2 M 500m - Semifinal 8th

Jun. World Cup - Paris, France - K-1 M 1000m - Final 8th

Jun. World Cup - Paris, France - K-4 M 1000m - Final 6th

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