Canadians win three Paracanoe World Cup medals

Posted By:
Dave Waters (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Dave Waters (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Broadcast note: ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 3 will be broadcast on local Sportsnet stations Sunday at 11

a.m. EST. See broadcast schedule for details. Sportsnet is the official Broadcast partner of CanoeKayak Canada.

SZEGED, HUNGARY – The Canadian sprint CanoeKayak team started into finals today at the third ICF World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

In Olympic events, Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivières, QC placed seventh in the Men’s C2 1000. Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON was eighth in the Men’s C1 1000. Émilie Fournel of Lachine, QC placed ninth in the Women’s K1 500.

Christine Gauthier (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Christine Gauthier (photo: Balint Vekassy)

All three Canadian Paracanoe athletes earned medals in their events. Dave Waters of Fox Pointe, NS captured

a silver in the Men’s V1 200 TA. Christian Maranda of Québec, QC won a bronze in the Men’s K1 200 LTA. Five-

time World Champion Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC won a bronze in Women’s K1 200 TA.

In 200 metre semi-finals, Halifax’s Mark de Jonge won his semi-final to move through to tomorrow’s final. de Jonge won last week’s World Cup and will line up to defend the top spot tomorrow. Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS went through to the final in C1 200 with a third place result in his semi. The K2 200 metre crew of Hugues Fournel from Lachine, QC and Étienne Morneau of Québec, QC also placed third in their semi and will race

Christian Maranda (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Christian Maranda (photo: Balint Vekassy)

the final tomorrow.

The sprint World Cup tour will wrap up tomorrow and the Canadian team will return to prepare for National Team Trials and World Championships. Slalom World Cups start June 6.

Summary of Results 

Athlete(s) Event Rank
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) & Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000 7th  (3:52.17)
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000 8th (4:12.98)
Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC) Women’s K1 500 9th (1:58.72)
Dave Waters (Fox Pointe, NS) Men’s V1 200 TA 2nd (58.555)Silver medal
Christian Maranda (Québec, QC) Men’s K1 200 LTA 3rd (46.267)Bronze medal
Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) Women’s K1 200 TA 3rd (59.974)Bronze medal
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000 10th (3:41.80)
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 500 12th (2:01.41)
KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) & Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K2 500 15th (1:52.34)
Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K1 1000 9th (4:33.84)
Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Phillipe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC), Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) & Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON) Men’s K4 1000 12th (3:07.13)
Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) & Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) Men’s C2 1000 13th (3:54.50)
200 metre semi-finals
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200 1st in semi (35.383)Advanced to A-final
Hugues Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K2 200 3rd in semi (32.449)Advanced to A-final
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200 3rd in semi (40.850)Advanced to A-final
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200 5th in semi (41.932)Advanced to B-final
Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC), KC Fraser (Toronto, ON), Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) & Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500 5th in semi (1:39.50)Advanced to B-final
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) & Richard Dober Jr. (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s K2 200 6th in semi (32.827)Advanced to B-final
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200 6th in semi (41.208)Advanced to B-final

Full Results & Start Lists

Broadcast Schedule


CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


Media Contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada