Canadian team making final World Cup stop in Portugal

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CBC to broadcast races at 3 p.m. EST Saturday

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (June 3, 2016) – The Canadian sprint Canoe Kayak team lead off with heats and semi-finals today at the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Adam van Koeverden won his heat to advance directly to tomorrow’s final in the Men’s K1 1000m. van Koeverden, a four-time Olympic medalist, was fifth in the event at last week’s World Cup and has already qualified the event for Rio.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) also paddled directly through to the final after finishing second in his heat of the Men’s C1 1000m. Oldershaw finished seventh last week.

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished third in their heat to secure themselves a spot in the final.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) won their semi-final in the Women’s K2 500m today to advance to tomorrow’s final. Russell and Schmidt are still in the hunt for Olympic qualification. They will race-off against Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) for the Olympic spot in Montreal at the end of June.

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) rounded out Canada’s qualifications for tomorrow’s A-finals by finishing third in the semi-final of the Women’s K1 200m to advance.

World Cup action is being covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games. The final two shows will be broadcast on CBC Sports this weekend. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.




Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time


CBC webcast times – watch online at or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 5:30 – 7 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST


Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m 4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 8th in semi

Did not advance


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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada