Émilie Fournel locks up K1 200m spot for Continental Qualifier

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GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA, USA (May 6, 2016) – Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) had another successful day at Canadian Sprint National Team Trials on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, USA. After becoming the first Canadian paddler to make the Canadian Olympic Team last night in the Women’s K1 500m, she opened up this morning with a first win in the Women’s K1 200m. In a best two out of three race format, the second final went down to the wire. Fournel prevailed and beat out Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) by just 0.004 of a second. While the K1 500m is a done deal, for the K1 200m Fournel must earn an additional quota spot by winning the Continental Qualifier back on Lake Lanier on May 19-20 in order to race both K1 events at the Olympic Games.

In another tight race, Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) and Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC) beat out Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) by just 0.022 of a second to be ranked as the second crew for the Men’s K2 200m. The ranking is important for considerations to World Cup Tour.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) won the U23 Men’s C2 1000m. Katie Vincent won the Women’s C1 500m. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) finished the day by winning the Women’s C2 500m.

Action continues tomorrow with the Men’s K1 200m as the headliner race. Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge will attempt to lock up the Olympic spot with a win in the Men’s K1 200m. As the defending World Champion, de Jonge will only need the one win to earn himself the spot while challengers will need to beat him tomorrow and at World Cup 2. The race is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. EST.

Summary of Results

Event Result
Women’s K1 200m – final 1/2 1)  Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC)

2)  Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3)  Lissa Bissonette (Sherbrooke, QC)

Women’s K1 200m – final 2/2 1)  Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC)

2)  Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

3)  Lissa Bissonette (Sherbrooke, QC)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m – final 1/1 1)  Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS), Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

2)  Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON), Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON)

3)  Steve Frodsham (Ottawa, ON), Peter Lakner (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s K2 200m – race-off for official second place 1) Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC)

2) Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC), Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C1 500m – final 1/2 1)  Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

3)  Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Women’s C2 500m – final 1/1 1)  Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB), Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

2)   Juliette Brault (Pointe-Claire, QC), Sarah-Jane Caumartin (Mont Saint-Hilaire, QC)

3)   Mariah Godin (Waverley, NS), Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)


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