de Jonge lands another World Cup medal

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SZEGED, HUNGARY – All three of CanoeKayak Canada’s Olympic medalists from 2012 earned medals today to close out the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Mark de Jonge (photo: Balint Vekassy

Mark de Jonge (photo: Balint Vekassy

Mark de Jonge of Halifax led the field by winning a silver in the K1 200. de Jonge is an Olympic bronze medalist in the event and a World Cup won gold last weekend in the Czech Republic.

Teammates Hugues Fournel from Lachine, QC and Étienne Morneau of Québec, QC landed a sixth place finish in the K2 200. Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS placed seventh in the C1 200.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON earned a pair of silver medals today in the C1 500 and C1 5000. This brings his total medal count for the World Cup Tour to five. Oldershaw is an Olympic bronze medalist in the C1 1000.

Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON won a bronze in the K1 500. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist. van Koeverden’s medal comes in the event in which he struck Olympic gold in 2004. van Koeverden also competed in the K1 5000 and finished eighteenth.

Mark Oldershaw (photo: Balint Vekassy

Mark Oldershaw (photo: Balint Vekassy

In Paracanoe, Dave Waters of Fox Point, NS repeated a trip to the podium with a bronze in the Men’s V1 200 LTA to add to his silver from yesterday. Five-time World Champion Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, QC also picked up her second World Cup medal of the weekend with a silver in Women’s V1 200 TA.

In Women’s C1 200, Taylor Potts of Toronto was fourth while Megan Sibthorpe of Ottawa was fifth. The two also competed in C2 500 where they were the third of three boats.

Other notable results included a fourth place finish in the K1 5000 by Émilie Fournel of Lachine, QC and the Women’s K4 500 crew winning their B-final to rank tenth overall. The K4 consisted of Fournel, KC Fraser (Toronto, ON), Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS).

Adam van Koeverden (photo: Balint Vekassy

Adam van Koeverden (photo: Balint Vekassy

Andrew Jessop of Halifax and Brady Reardon of Burlington, ON finished eighth in the Men’s K2 500. In the Men’s C2 500, Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivières, QC and Roland Varga of Richmond Hill, ON also pulled in for an eighth place finish.

The Canadian team will return home to prepare for National Team Trials at the end of June and World Championships in August. Slalom World Cups start June 6 and five athletes will represent Canada on the circuit starting in London.

Summary of Results 

Athlete(s) Event Rank
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200 2nd (35.125) Silver medal
Hugues Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K2 200 6th (32.968)
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200 7th (41.339)
Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC), KC Fraser (Toronto, ON), Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) & Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500 10th (1:36.94)
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500 Men’s C1 5000 2nd (1:51.28) Silver medal 2nd (23:15.0) Silver medal
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500 Men’s K1 5000 3rd (1:40.98) Bronze medal 18th (21:35.2)
Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC) Women’s K1 5000 4th (22:34.4)
Dave Waters (Fox Point, NS) Men’s V1 200 LTA 3rd (58.84) Bronze medal
Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) Women’s V1 200 TA 2nd (1:14.54) Silver medal
Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON) Women’s C1 200 4th (50.663)
Megan Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 200 5th (53.958)
Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON) & Megan Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 500 3rd (2:13.41) Bronze medal
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200 15th (41.994)15th (23:58.0)
Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) & Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON) Men’s K2 500 8th (1:34.22)
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) & Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) Men’s C2 500 8th (1:44.43)
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) & Richard Dober Jr. (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s K2 200 13th (33.320)
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200 14th (41.527)
Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON) Men’s K1 5000 15th (21:29.6)
Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON) & Phillipe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC) Men’s K2 500 17th (1:35.584)

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