OTTAWA, ON (June 20, 2016) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Committee has selected Andréanne Langlois for nomination to the Canadian Olympic Team. Langlois finished second, twice, in the K1 200m event at the Canadian National Team Trials at the start of May. Émilie Fournel won both the Women’s K1 events at the trials but opted to attend World Cup 1 to test herself in both events against a highly competitive international field. As the next ranked athlete, Langlois raced at the Pan American Continental Qualifier where she earned Canada an additional Olympic quota spot by winning the K1 200m. Fournel, as the trials winner, declined the K1 200m spot to focus on the K1 500m. This decision opened the door for Langlois to race the Women’s K1 200m in Rio.
Langlois grew up paddling at le Club de canoë-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivières and is coached by Frédéric Jobin. At 23 years of age, Langlois has made a significant surge in her racing level since starting to train with Émilie Fournel last year. Most recently she placed fifth in the K1 200m final at the third ICF World Cup in Portugal.
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