Canada finishes fifth overall at Olympic Hopes Regatta

Sep
29
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Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

BYDGOSZCZ, POLAND – The next generation of Olympic hopefuls showed their potential on the international stage over the weekend at the Olympic Hopes regatta in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The sprint CanoeKayak regatta provides U15, U16 and U17 athletes high quality international race experience. A total of 24 countries competed and Canada finished fifth overall. Olympic Hopes has been identified as a key competition along the podium pathway for CanoeKayak Canada’s junior athletes.

In Women’s Canoe, Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent of the Trois-Rivières Canoe Club wrapped up the weekend with a total of four medals. She won two gold medals in the U17 Women’s C1 for the 200 and 500 metre distances. She also picked up a silver in the U17 C1 1000m and paired with club mate Béatrice Giguère to win the U17 Women’s C2 500m. Giguère had a double-medal weekend with a bronze in the U17 Women’s C1 1000m.

Lucas Turnbull of Balmy Beach finished the weekend with three medals. He finished second in the U16 Men’s C1 1000m to capture the silver medal. He also paired with Isaac Finkelstein of the Rideau Canoe Club to win the gold medal in the U16 Men’s C2 500m, after pulling away from the Polish crew in the final hundred metres of the race. They also won a bronze in the U16 Men’s C2 1000m.

The U17 Men’s C4 crew of Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe), James MacPhee (Sackawa), Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac), and Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire) won two medals with a silver in the 1000m distance and a bronze in the 200m distance.

Canada had several other impressive performances amid strong competition. A full compilation of results from the finals is shown below.

Summary of Results (Finals)

Athlete (Club) Event Result
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau),
Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach)
U16 Men’s C2 500m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 200m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 500m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières), Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C2 500m 1st
Gold medal
Anne Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 1000m 2nd

Silver medal

Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach) U16 Men’s C1 1000m 2nd
Silver medal
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe),
James MacPhee (Sackawa),

Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)

U17 Men’s C4 1000m 2nd

Silver medal

Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe),
James MacPhee (Sackawa),

Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)

U17 Men’s C4 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau),
Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach)
U16 Men’s C2 1000m 3rd

Bronze medal

Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 1000m 3rd

Bronze medal

Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach) U16 Men’s C1 500m 4th
Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 500m 4th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa),
Jewelia Orlick (Cascades)
U17 Women’s K2 200m 4th
Béatrice Giguère (Trois-Rivières) U17 Women’s C1 200 4th
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières) U17 Men’s K1 200m 4th
Aidan Messenger (Burloak), Scott Braddon (Rideau), Gabor Sarkozi (Pointe-Claire), Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières) U17 Men’s K4 200m 4th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa) U17 Women’s K1 200m 5th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa) U17 Women’s K1 500m 5th
James MacPhee (Sackawa) U17 Men’s C1 200 5th
Anna Negulic (Maskwa) U17 Women’s K1 1000m 5th
Ashley Card (Maskwa),
Jane Girgulis (Calgary)
U16 Women’s K2 200m 6th
Grace Whebby (Mic Mac), Jewelia Orlick (Cascades), Ashley Card (Maskwa), Jane Girgulis (Calgary) U17 Women’s K4 200m 6th
Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)
U17 Men’s C2 500m 6th
Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac),
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire)
U17 Men’s C2 200m 6th
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe) U17 Men’s C1 1000m 6th
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau) U16 Men’s C1 1000m 6th
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau) U16 Men’s C1 200m 8th
Isaac Finkelstein (Rideau),
Lucas Turnbull (Balmy Beach)
U16 Men’s C2 200m 8th
Grace Whebby (Mic Mac),
Jane Girgulis (Calgary)
U16 Women’s K2 1000m 8th
Foster Salpeter (Pointe-Claire),

Daniel MacDonald (Mic Mac)

U17 Men’s C2 1000m 8th
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe) U17 Men’s C1 200m 9th
Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe),
James MacPhee (Sackawa)
U17 Men’s C2 500m 9th

 

Ranking by Country

  1. Hungary
  2. Germany
  3. Poland
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Canada

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