Andréanne Langlois wins Pan Am Women’s K1 200m to qualify fourth Women’s Kayak quota for Canada

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA (May 21, 2016) – Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) has earned Canada an additional athlete quota spot for the Olympic Games to bring to total in Women’s Kayak to four. Langlois confidently won the Women’s K1 200m today at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships and Continental Olympic Qualifier on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia.

“I was ready at trials and even more ready for Pan Ams. I realized this is my time to shine and it worked,” said Langlois. At spring training camp, Langlois started training with Émilie Fournel and has since been on a speed surge. “We started to line up and do some workouts, and I was there. I was like ‘maybe it’s my turn.’”

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished second. Only 0.07 of a second separated them from the win. The Brazilian crew took the victory and with it, two Olympic quota spots.

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) finished with a silver medal in the Men’s C1 200m. The Cuban paddler won gold and will be given first dibs on the additional quota spot. There is a chance the Cubans could decline the spot so Tardioli’s World Cups will be assessed against Mark Oldershaw’s and Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Committee will make a recommendation on which event to prioritize based on how those decisions and results play out.

Quota count wraps up at seven

In total for sprint Canoe Kayak, Canada has qualified seven Olympic quota spots including (still to be ratified by the ICF):

  • Men’s K1 200m
  • Men’s K1 1000m
  • Women’s K1 500m
  • Women’s K1 200m
  • Women’s K2 500m
  • Men’s C1 1000m

More Pan Am medals in Senior non-qualifier and Junior events

In non-qualifier Senior events, Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) won three gold medals today including the Women’s K1 1000m. She paired with Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC) to win the other two in K2 1000m and 200m. Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) and Tom Hall (Dartmouth, NS) captured a bronze medal in the Senior Men’s C2 200m.

In Junior events, Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold in the Junior Men’s K1 200m. Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) won her second medal of the regatta – a gold in the Junior Women’s C1 200m. Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) took bronze in the Junior Women’s K1 200m.

Competition concludes tomorrow at Lake Lanier. The Continental Qualifier events have concluded so only non-qualifier Senior events and Junior events remain.

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Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Senior Women’s K1 200m 1st

Gold medal

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Senior Men’s K2 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Senior Men’s C1 200m 2nd

Silver medal

Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) Senior Men’s K1 200m 4th
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 1st

Gold medal

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 1st

Gold medal

Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Senior Women’s K1 1000m 1st

Gold medal

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K2 200m



Gold medal

Lissa Bissonnette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Women’s K2 1000m



Gold medal

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Tom Hall (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Men’s C2 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Christian Sprang (Oakville, ON)

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Aidan Messenger (Oakville, ON)

Paul Lapierre (Dartmouth, NS)

Senior Men’s K4 1000m 4th
Jessica MacDonald (Dartmouth, NS)

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières)

Senior Women’s C2 500m 4th
Foster Salpeter (Montreal, QC) Junior Men’s C1 200m 5th


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Ian Miller
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