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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.
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
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
|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|
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