Canoe Kayak Canada Announces Selection of the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championship

Canoe Sprint
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 24, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is proud to announce the selected canoe sprint team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Championship. The event will take place in Szolnok, Hungary from August 10 to 12.

“We are happy to announce we will be sending a great group of sprint athletes to this World University Championship,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “We have not been sending a team to this event in many years and this championship will be an excellent opportunity for this team.”

The team that was selected at the last set of the National Sprint Team trials held last June in Montreal will be led by Mark Granger, Canoe Kayak Canada’s athlete development head coach. All athletes named to the team are currently studying in a Canadian University or graduated in the last year.




Athlete Club Coach(es) Hometown
Jacob Steele Maskwa Jon Pike Halifax
James Lavallée Toba Jerome Seremak Winnipeg



Athlete Club Coach(es) Hometown
Anna Negulic Maskwa Jon Pike Halifax
Hayley Plante Balmy Beach Peter Martinek Toronto
Keisha Tomisak Trois-Rivieres Mathieu Pelletier Sherbrooke
Olivia Denman Senobe Jeff Houser Dartmouth



Athlete Club Coach(es) Event(s)
Emmanuelle Guilbert Pointe-Claire Eric Mihalovic Kirkland



More information can be found on the International University Sports Federation’s website and on the event’s website.

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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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.




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