RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS made a bold opening to his international race season by winning gold in the K1 200 at the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic.
Ben Russell added Canada’s second medal for the day with a bronze in the Men’s C1 5000. This is Russell’s second medal of the weekend with another bronze yesterday in the C2 1000 with Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny.
Ottawa’s Ben Tardioli posted an impressive fourth place result in the C1 200 at his very first World Cup appearance. Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS placed eighth in the same race.
In Men’s K2 200, Hugues Fournel of Lachine, QC and Étienne Morneau of Québec City placed fifth. Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, NS and Richard Dober Jr. of Trois-Rivières, QC were seventh.
In Women’s canoe events, Taylor Potts of Toronto was fourth in the C1 200 and Ottawa’s Megan Sibthorpe was eighth. The two paired for the Women’s C2 500 and placed fifth.
The Canadian team will continue on to the final World Cup in Szeged, Hungary next Friday to Sunday.
Summary of Results
|Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)||Men’s K1 200||1st (31.183)Gold medal|
|Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS)||Men’s C1 5000||3rd (22:58.9)Bronze medal|
|Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)||Men’s K1 1000Men’s K1 5000||5th (1:37.71)7th (20:42.5)|
|Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)||Men’s C1 200||4th (40.656)|
|Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS)||Men’s C1 200||8th (40.970)|
|Hugues Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Étienne Morneau (Québec City, QC)||Men’s K2 200||5th (32.859)|
|Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) & Richard Dober Jr. (Trois-Rivières, QC)||Men’s K2 200||7th (32.926)|
|Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON)||Women’s C1 200||4th (50.031)|
|Megan Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON)||Women’s C1 200||8th (53.369)|
|Paul Bryant (Burlington, ON)||Men’s C1 5000||6th (23:45.9)|
|Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON) & Megan Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON)||Women’s C2 500||5th (2:12.25)|
|Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS)||Women’s K1 5000||8th (23:33.1)|
|Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) & Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)||Men’s C2 500Men’s C2 200||5th (1:43.71)6th (38.171)|
|Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) & Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)||Men’s C2 500||9th (1:48.26)|
|Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC), KC Fraser (Toronto, ON), Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) & Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)||Women’s K4 500||10th (1:36.87)|
|Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) & Phillipe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC)||Men’s K2 500||11th (1:34.50)|
|Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON) & Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)||Men’s K2 500||10th (1:34.20)|
|Phillipe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC)||Men’s K1 5000||31st (22:52.2)|
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