2021 Sprint and Paracanoe World Championship Teams Announced

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 29, 2021) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is pleased to announce the 2021 Sprint World Championship teams – Senior, Para, Under 23, Junior and Olympic Hopes.

Following a week of exciting racing at the 2021 Sprint National Championships at the Rideau Canoe Club, athletes were selected based on their performances in their respective events throughout the week.

The Senior World Championship team and Para team will compete in Copenhagen, Denmark from September 15-19 with several Tokyo 2020 Olympians returning to competition, including women’s C2 bronze medallist, Katie Vincent.

The U23 and Junior World Championship team will be flying out to Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal for their start of their event from September 3-6th. Five U23 athletes will also be competing at the Senior World Championships one week later.

The Olympic Hopes Regatta will take place in Racice, Czech Republic from September 10-12th, 2021.

“It was very exciting to see so many talented paddlers back in action here in Canada following such a long hiatus,” said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “It will be great to return to international competition with many of our Tokyo Olympians and future 2024 and 2028 Olympic hopefuls in action. We are confident our COVID safeguards, combined with the host organizing committee protocols, will offer a safe environment for all of our travelling teams.”

For more information on the upcoming ICF events, click here.



Women’s Kayak Men’s Kayak Women’s Canoe Men’s Canoe
Michelle Russell Simon McTavish Katie Vincent Connor Fitzpatrick
Alanna Bray-Lougheed Nicolas Matveev Sophia Jensen Roland Varga
Madeline Schmidt Pierre-Luc Poulin Anna Roy Cyr Craig Spence
Courtney Stott Brian Malfesi Alix Plomteux
Natalie Davison Vincent Jourdenais Tyler Laidlaw
Riley Melanson Mitchell Barran
Laurent Lavigne
Alex Scott


Para Canoe

Mathieu St. Pierre
Erica Scarff
Gabriel Ferron Bouius
Stefan Samoila



Women’s Kayak   Men’s Kayak          Women’s Canoe  Men’s Canoe
Sarah Nagy Alex Canning Sophia Jensen Andrew Billard
Adriana Lilley Osende Jack Hall Sloan MacKenzie Connor Fitzpatrick
Riley Melanson Laurent Lavigne Anna Roy Cyr Ydris Hunter
Anna Negulic David Stewart Anne Sophie Lavoie Parent Alix Plomteux
Grace Whebby Alexandre Martin



Women’s Kayak   Men’s Kayak          Women’s Canoe  Men’s Canoe
Toshka Besahara Jason Burkholder Geneva Bond Emile Bouvier
Charlotte Brais Ian Gaudet Ava Carew Kieran Graham
Kristiane Free Craig Johnson Evie McDonald Zachary Kralik
Cassidy MacPherson Cole Parsons Ella Hodgson Pageau Austin Pigeon
Emily Parsons Lucas Stein


2021 Olympic Hopes Team 

                                               Men’s Canoe

U17 U16
Austin Pigeon Nikita Ciudin
Peter Bradley Nicholas Shirokov
Viktor Hardy Jack Chambers
Zachary Kralik Mark Vucina
Emile Bouvier


                                                Women’s Canoe 

U17 U16
Aja Deeble Élizabeth Desrosier-McArthur
Keisa Bleiler Ruby Muhl
Janina Winnicki Veronica So
Sarah Neville Zoe Wojtyk


                                               Women’s Kayak

U17 U16
Charlotte Brais Alina Tverie
Marie-Pier Hallé Ivy Murphy
Eva Looper Callie Loch
Raine Myers Florence Hamel
Florence Croteau Mia Giles


                                                  Men’s Kayak 

U17 U16
Alex Erith-Ellwood Carson Corey
Louis-A Couture Graeme Grant
Jeremy Lantz Ethan Firth
Devon Kinnaird Braden Lawrence
Raphël Côté Thomas Beauregard


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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.


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Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead