Four Canadian boats through to finals at World Cup 2

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CBC to broadcast races at 3 p.m. EST Saturday

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 27, 2016) – Adam van Koeverden won his semi-final and posted the fastest time in the Men’s K1 1000m today to advance to the final in his first World Cup appearance of the year. The four-time Olympic medalist from Oakville, ON will race the final tomorrow morning at 5:17 EST at the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic. van Koeverden secured his spot on the Olympic Team after winning the Pan American Continental Qualifier last week in Gainesville, Georgia.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) earned a spot in the final of the Men’s C1 1000m tomorrow. Oldershaw finished second in his semi-final and will race at 5:10 EST on Saturday morning.

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished third to secure themselves a spot in the final. They will line up at 5:31 EST next to the Brazilian crew who beat them out last week by 0.07 of a second in Gainesville to take the Olympic quota spots.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) will take a shot at defending the top spot on the podium in the Women’s C1 200m tomorrow. She won a gold medal in the event at World Cup 1 last weekend in Duisburg, Germany. Today she placed second in her heat to advance to the final taking place at 5:41 EST tomorrow.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) and Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) both finished third in their semi-finals in the Women’s K1 200m to qualify for the B-final tomorrow. They were both shy of a top-two finish or third-place fastest time in the four semi-finals needed to qualify for the A-final.

The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.



Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  • Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

CBC webcast times – watch online at or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 5 – 6:30 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 3:30 – 5 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST


Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) Women’s C1 200m 5th in semi

Did not advance

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m 5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 7th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 7th in semi

Advanced to B-final


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For more information:

Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada