MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 21, 2018) – The best paddlers worldwide will be lining up this week for the biggest event of the season at the 2018 ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal from August 22 to 26.
ICF 2018 Paracanoe & Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships
Wednesday, August 22 to Sunday, August 26, 2018
Montemor Centro Nautico
High Performance Centre
Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal – Map
“Our preparation have been excellent and these Worlds are a great opportunity to test our progress toward qualifying for the Olympics in 2020,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.
“We had a great World Cup season earlier this summer and are looking to increase the number of finalists in all disciplines”, said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Cheif Technical Officer, Graham Barton.
Twenty-four Canadian athleteswill be competing this week at the High Performance Centre in the village of Montemor-O-Velho, located north of the Portuguese capital.
The Paracanoe team will start the show on Wednesday with Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC) competing in the Men’s VL2 200m, followed by Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, ON) in the Women’s KL3 200m and Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) in the Women’s VL2 and KL2 200m events.
The Canoe Sprint action will start on Thursday with many Canadian athletes competing, including 2017 World Champion, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and 2018 U23 World Champion, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON).
During the week, the Canadian team will be looking to claim new World Champion titles and top honours in Canoe and Kayak Sprint events.
The 2018 Championship begins in Montemor-O-Velho on Wednesday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.
|MVL2 200m||Mathieu ST-PIERRE|
|WKL3 200m||Erica SCARFF|
|MK1 200m||Dominik CRÊTE|
|MK2 200m||Mark DE JONGE
|MK4 500m||Nicholas MATVEEV
|WK2 200m||Natalie DAVISON
|WK1 500m||Michelle RUSSELL|
|WK2 500m||Courtney STOTT
|WK4 500m||Courtney STOTT
|WK2 1000m||Natalie DAVISON
|WK1 5000m||Michelle RUSSELL|
|MC1 500m||Craig SPENCE|
|MC2 500m||Roland VARGA
|MC1 1000m||Mark OLDERSHAW|
|MC2 1000m||Roland VARGA
|MC1 5000m||Mark OLDERSHAW|
|WC1 200m||Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE|
|WC2 200m||Hannah MACINTOSH
|WC1 500m||Katie VINCENT|
|WC2 500m||Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
|WC1 5000m||Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE|
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About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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