MONTREAL, QUEBEC (June 23, 2022) – Canada’s best sprint and paracanoe paddlers will be lining up on at the Olympic Basin for the second National Team Trials event from Friday, June 24th until Monday, June 27th. The event will showcase the top sprint athletes in the country in the final test to determine who will represent Canada on the international stage this summer, including the ICF Sprint Canoe and Paracanoe World Championships being held in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in August.
Nearly 300 athletes, from the U16 category to the senior category, will be vying for selection to CKC’s National sprint teams – Senior World Championship team, U23 World Championship team, Junior World Championship team, and the Olympic Hopes team.
The senior sprint team is back in action this weekend following their 11 medal haul at the ICF Sprint Canoe and Paracanoe World Cup in Poznan, Poland. This event serves as a final qualifier and selection requirement to be named to the Canadian Senior World Canoe Team.
“It is great to be back at the Basin here in Montreal with a full set of Team Trials after a three year break during the COVID pandemic,” said Ian Mortimer, CKC Chief Technical Officer. “I am proud of all of our athletes and coaches who push so hard to be their best here at the Olympic Basin, it will be exciting to watch the performances this weekend.”
Live streaming will be available on CKC’s YouTube channel for A finals from Friday, June 24 – Monday, June 27 with 2-time Tokyo Olympic medallist Laurence Vincent Lapointe commentating alongside former National team sprint paddler, Pierre Luc Laliberté.
This final set of trials will serve as selection for the following upcoming international events:
2022 ICF Sprint Canoe and Paracanoe World Championships
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
August 3-7, 2022
2022 ICF Junior/U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships
August 31 – September 4, 2022
2022 Olympic Hopes International Regatta
September 8-11, 2022
All CKC international teams will be announced during the week of July 4-8, 2022.
CKC Sprint and Paracanoe National Team Trials #2
Friday, June 24
Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26
Monday, June 27
Refer to schedule here
Parc Jean Drapeau – Olympic Basin
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