Five crews advance to finals on second day in Szeged

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SZEGED, HUNGARY – Five Canadian crews advanced to A-finals on the second day of competition at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.

The U23 Men’s K4 crew won their semi-final to claim a spot in the final. Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC), Adam Tenwolde (Dartmouth, NS) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC) will race the final on Sunday.

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This is the third of four K4 events in which Canada has advanced to the final. The Junior Men’s K4 crew had the unfortunate luck of drawing the fastest heat and did not advance despite a solid race.

In Junior Women’s C2 500, Juliette Brault (Pointe-Claire, QC) and Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won their heat and advanced directly to the final.

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS) and Andreanne Langlois (Trois Rivières, QC) also advanced to the final in the U23 Women’s K2 500 after a successful fight for the third spot in their semi-final.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) advanced directly to the A-final in Junior Women’s C1 200 with a win in her heat. Toronto’s Taylor Potts also advanced directly to the A-final after placing second in her heat for U23 Women’s C1 200.

The 200 metre heats also took place today and all ten Canadian boats are through to the semi-finals taking place tomorrow afternoon in Hungary. Tomorrow will start off with A-finals from yesterday’s program as Canada’s two women’s K4 crews will both line up in the Junior and Under 23 events. The Championships will wrap up on Sunday with the finals of today’s program and 200 metre finals.

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Rank
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

Adam Tenwolde (Dartmouth, NS)

Étienne Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

U23 Men’s K4 1000 1st in semi (2:55.28)Advanced to A-final
Juliette Brault (Pointe-Claire, QC)Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Junior Women’s C2 500 1st in heat (2:02.25)Advanced to A-final
Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS)Andreanne Langlois (Trois Rivières, QC) U23 Women’s K2 500 3rd in semi (1:46.21)Advanced to A-final
August Madison Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON)Arianne Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) Junior Women’s K2 500 4th in semi (1:49.13)Advanced to B-final
Victor Turcanu (Ottawa, ON)Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)

James Lavallee (Winnipeg, MB)

Robert Laureijs (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Men’s K4 1000 6th in heat (3:06.67)
Samantha Hall (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s K1 500 7th in semi (1:56.81)
Olivia Denman (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 500 8th in semi (2:07.67)
200m heats     
James Lavallee (Winnipeg, MB) Junior Men’s K1 200 3rd in heat (37.797)Advanced to semi
Olivia Denman (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200 5th in heat (44.470)Advanced to semi
David Provost (Lachine, QC) Junior Men’s C1 200 6th in heat (44.027)Advanced to semi
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Junior Women’s C1 200 1st in heat (47.859)Advanced to A-final
Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200 4th in heat (36.500)Advanced to semi
Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s K1 200 4th in heat (44.335)Advanced to semi
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Men’s C1 200 2nd in heat (40.014)Advanced to semi
Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200 2nd in heat (49.358)Advanced to A-final
Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB) Junior Men’s K2 200 4th in heat (34.193)Advanced to semi
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois Rivières, QC)Charles Antoine Girouard (Trois Rivières, QC) U23 Men’s K2 200 2nd in heat (32.522)Advanced to semi

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