GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (April 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 25 athletes to represent Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups. Canadian athletes were selected this weekend at the first set of the National Sprint Team Trials and Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent already secured a spot for the Senior World Championships team.
“We saw several impressive performances over the weekend here on Lake Lanier, and we look forward to taking this team of athletes to Europe to line up against some of the best athletes in the world,” announced Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It’s the beginning of a new season and we have a great group of young and talented athletes as we get closer to Tokyo 2020.”
In addition to the World Cups’ teams nominations, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) secured their spot on the Senior team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor O Velho, Portugal, August 23 to 26, 2018.
The International Canoe Federation’s Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups will be held in Szeged, Hungary and Duisburg, Germany over two consecutive weekends starting May 18.
|Connor Fitzpatrick||Dartmouth, NS||Senobe||Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert|
|Craig Spence||Dartmouth, NS||Cheema||Andreas Dittmer, Lazslo (Csom) Latorovski, Mike Kerrivan|
|Drew Hodges||Ottawa, ON||Rideau||Andreas Dittmer, Ben Tardioli|
|Mark James||Dartmouth, NS||Senobe||Andreas Dittmer, Rob Baert|
|Roland Varga||Aurora, ON||Richmond Hill||Andreas Dittmer, Helen Savin|
|Anna Roy-Cyr||Lac Beauport, QC||Lac Beauport||Jan Kruk, Luc Grenier|
|Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent||Trois-Rivières, QC||Trois-Rivières||Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier|
|Hannah MacIntosh||Dartmouth, NS||Senobe||Jan Kruk, Rob Baert|
|Katie Vincent||Mississauga, ON||Mississauga||Jan Kruk, Kyle Jeffery|
|Laurence Vincent-Lapointe||Trois-Rivières, QC||Trois-Rivières||Jan Kruk, Mathieu Pelletier|
|Nadya Crossman-Serb||Winnipeg, MB||Winnipeg||Jan Kruk|
|Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh||Ottawa, ON||Rideau||Jan Kruk|
|Alexander Scott||Bedford, NS||Maskwa||Frédéric Jobin|
|Jarret Kenke||Saskatoon, SK||Saskatoon||Frédéric Jobin|
|Mark De Jonge||Halifax, NS||Maskwa||Frédéric Jobin|
|Marshall Hughes||Waverly, NS||Cheema||Frédéric Jobin, Mike Kerrivan|
|Nicholas Matveev||Toronto, OM||Balmy Beach||Frédéric Jobin|
|Pierre-Luc Poulin||Lac Beauport, QC||Lac Beauport||Frédéric Jobin|
|Ryan Cochrane||Windsor, NS||Lac Beauport||Frédéric Jobin|
|Andréanne Langlois||Québec, QC||Trois-Rivières||Chad Brooks, Mathieu Pelletier|
|Lissa Bissonnette||Sherbrooke, QC||Pointe-Claire||Chad Brooks, Erik Mihalovic|
|Madeleine Schmidt||Ottawa, ON||Rideau||Chad Brooks|
|Michelle Russell||Fall River, NS||Cheema||Chad Brooks, Mike Kerrivan|
|Mathieu St. Pierre||Shawinigan, QC||Shawinigan||Marc Creamer, Hélène Gervais|
|Trinity Tratch||Calgary, AB||Calgary||Marc Creamer, Edgar Garza|
Get the Sprint National Team #1 results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website, and watch the Finals on the YouTube Channel.
To get more information about the ICF World Cups, visit the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.
About Canoe Kayak Canada
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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