OTTAWA, ONTARIO (July 10, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) and the Marathon Canoe Racing Council (MCRC) are proud to announce the selection of ten Canadian athletes to represent the country at the 2018 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.
“The Marathon Canoe Racing Council is excited to announce the members of Canada’s National Marathon Team that will compete at this year’s Worlds Championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6 to 9,” said Kristoffer Archibald, Chair of Canoe Kayak Canada’s MCRC. “Drawn from CKC’s member clubs, these athletes have demonstrated the diligence, exceptional skills and positive attitude that characterize our athletes on the world stage. We eagerly await their competitions in September!”
The following athletes were selected at the 2018 Marathon Championships Qualifiers that were held last May on Shumway Lake in Kamloops, British Columbia. The MCRC was responsible of the approval of all nominations following the selection criteria that was posted on the Canoe Kayak Canada website earlier this year.
Canoe Marathon National Team
|Junior Women’s Canoe||Marlee MacIntosh||Halifax, NS||C-1|
|Junior Women’s Kayak||Samathan Morse||Halifax, NS||K-1|
|U23 Women’s Kayak||Emma Mitchell||Winnipeg, MB||K-1|
|U23 Women’s Kayak||Sam Sula||Mississauga, ON||K-1|
|U23 Men’s Canoe||Florian Harkerkehrer||Winnipeg, MB||C-1|
|U23 Men’s Canoe||Mateus Braga||Winnipeg, MB||C-1|
|U23 Men’s Kayak||Michael Lanyon||Kamloops, BC||K-1|
|Senior Women’s Canoe||Maddy Mitchell||Winnipeg, MB||C-1|
|Senior Men’s Canoe||Florian Harkerkehrer||Winnipeg, MB||C-2|
|Senior Men’s Canoe||Mateus Braga||Winnipeg, MB||C-2|
Visit the International Canoe Federation Website to get more information about the the 2018 Canoe Marathon World Championships and make sur to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN to get live updates.
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Canoe Kayak Canada 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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