Canada Dominates Women’s Canoe at the 2018 World Cups with Two New Gold Medals 

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Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 27, 2018) – Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) stole the show on the last day of the second World Cup by both making their way on top of the podium in C1 after scoring gold together in C-2 on Saturday.

Vincent-Lapointe, of Trois-Rivières in Québec, set the fastest time in the Women’s C1 200m on Saturday morning, finishing first with a time of 45.885 seconds. Her teammate Vincent, from Mississauga, Ontario, also made her trip to the top of the podium by winning the Women’s C1 500m with a time of 2:06.482.


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The Canadian canoe kayak sprint team completed the 2018 International Canoe Federation World Cup 2 bringing home a total of 5 medals and a new world record after taking part in more than twenty finals over the weekend.

“These two World Cups were a good measure of the improvement we were looking for over last year’s results,” explain Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was another good step in the right direction”.

“Of course, Laurence and Katie’s results were impressive, but there were many great finals for the rest of our team today and over the weekend,” he added. “Now it is time to assess our performances and fine tune our preparation for those athletes who will compete at the Junior/U23 World Championships at the end of July and at the Senior World Championships in August.”


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Young athlete Alex Scott (Nova Scotia) made it to the Men’s K1 200m final on Sunday and placed 6th with a time 36.386 seconds, not far behind Russian Evgenii Lukanstov, who took gold by posting a time of 35.424 seconds.

The kayak crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Ontario), Ryan Cochrane (Québec) and Marshall Hughes (Nova Scotia) paddled their way to K4 500-meter final where they placed 7th in an exciting finish with a time of 1:22.9 seconds.

The women’s crew also qualified for the K4 final. Ontario teammates Courtney Stott, Alanna Bray-Lougheed, Natalie Davison and Madeline Schmidt placed 8th in the 500-meter final with a time of 1:36.7 seconds.

Tom Hall, of Nova Scotia, with teammate Evan Bezemer, of Ontario, placed 9th in the Men’s C2 200-meter final. The Canadian crew finished the sprint in a time of 39.575.

Seven Canadian crews also made it to the B finals on the last day of the ICF World Cup series. Visit the International Canoe Federation’s website to get all results, videos and follow Planet Canoe to get all the latest updates.

Team Canada is now coming back to Canada in order to get more preparation for the World Championships taking place in Europe later this season. Sprint athletes will be competing at the end of June for the last selection of the National Teams. The competition will take place at the Olympic Basin, in Montréal, Qc.

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