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MILAN, ITALY – Canoers Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivières, QC each took home a silver medal to close out the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Milan, Italy.
Oldershaw won his silver in the Men’s C1 500 to add to a bronze he won yesterday in C1 1000. The 1000 is the Olympic distance in which Oldershaw is an Olympic bronze medalist. Today’s finals consisted of 200 metre events and non-Olympic events. Oldershaw also raced the C1 200 final to train his speed and finished ninth.
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny took silver in the Men’s C1 5000. Only 1.6 separated him from Slovakia’s Matej Rusnak
who won the long haul. Beauchesne-Sevigny and Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS also raced the C2 200 sprint where they finished fourth and a mere hairline separated them from the podium.
In Men’s K2 200, Étienne Morneau of Québec City and Hugues Fournel of Lachine, QC finished seventh after rocketing out of the start gates.
Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON finished sixth in the Men’s K1 500 and eighth in the K1 5000. The four-time Olympic medalist is ramping up in K1 again with the progression of another quadrennial.
Émilie Fournel of Lachine, QC capped off the competition by posting an impressive fourth place result in the Women’s K1 5000.
With a small contingent of athletes, Canada ranked tenth overall in points at this World Cup. The full 27-athlete Canadian team will arrive for back-to-back World Cups 2 and 3 in Racice, Czech Republic and Szeged, Hungary starting May 16.
Summary of Results
|Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)||Men’s C1 500||2nd (1:50.31)Silver medal|
|Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)||Men’s C1 500||2nd (24.26.7)Silver medal|
|Hugues Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)||Men’s K2 200||7th (33.173)|
|Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) & Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)||Men’s C2 200||4th (3:38.29)|
|Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)||Men’s K1 500Men’s K1 5000||6th (1:41.45)8th (21:40.2)|
|Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC)||Women’s K1 5000||4th (24:09.6)|
|Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)||Men’s C1 5000Men’s C1 200||6th (25:23.4)9th (43.085)|
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