de Jonge eighth, Fournel sixth in Olympic events at World Cup 1

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CBC to broadcast races at 2 p.m. EST today

DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 22, 2016) – Mark de Jonge finished eighth today in the Men’s K1 200m final at the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany. de Jonge was slightly over a second behind the winner, Manfredi Rizza of Italy, in his first international race of the year. de Jonge is a two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) had a solid sixth place result in the Women’s K1 500m final. This is among Fournel’s top K1 results to date and with this being an Olympic year, most of the top contenders are in Duisburg. Fournel was in the company of Hungary’s Danuta Kozák who took the win and Olympic Champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand who won silver today.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) finished fourth overall in the Women’s C2 500m. The crew just missed the podium which would have been Vincent’s second medal of the weekend after winning the Women’s C1 200m yesterday.

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) won the C-final of the Men’s C1 200m to rank 19th overall. Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) ranked 26th overall in the Men’s K1 200m after finishing eighth in the C-final.

Six Canadian athletes represented Canada at World Cup 1 and the full Canadian team will be in attendance for World Cups 2 and 3.

The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. local time in Western Canada)

CBC webcast times – watch online at or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Sunday from 4:30 – 6 a.m. EST & from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 8th overall
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 6th overall
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

Women’s C2 500m 4th overall
Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 26th overall
Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) Men’s C1 200m 19th overall


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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada