Adam van Koeverden wins Olympic B-final

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 16, 2016) –  Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) had a solid race at the Rio Olympic Games today to win the B-final of the Men’s K1 1000m and rank ninth overall. His time of 3:31.87 was the second fastest of the Men’s K1 times for the day. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won silver and bronze medals in the K1 1000m.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished fourth in the B-final of the Men’s C1 1000m to rank twelfth overall. Oldershaw won bronze in the event at the London 2012 Games. He will also compete in the Men’s C1 200m in Rio with heats and semi-finals taking place tomorrow.

In the Women’s Kayak, Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) ranked thirteenth overall in the K2 500m with a fifth place finish in the B-final. Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) was sixth in the B-final of the Women’s K1 200m to rank fourteenth overall. Orton, Fraser and Langlois will join Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) in the K4 500m heat on Friday.

Émilie Fournel will race the K1 500m heat tomorrow while Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) will line up for the Men’s K2 200m heat. Semi-finals for those events are scheduled for tomorrow morning after the heats at Lagoa Statium.

CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST. Canoe Kayak action continues through to Saturday.



Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 9th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 12th overall
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 13th overall
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 14th overall


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