Broadcast note: ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 will be broadcast on Sportsnet One on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. EST and Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. See broadcast schedule for details. Sportsnet is the official Broadcast partner of CanoeKayak Canada.
RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Canada’s full team for the 2014 sprint CanoeKayak World Cup tour is now in the Czech Republic and started off the second ICF World Cup today with several solid performances to advance through to finals.
Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON is keeping on pace for a successful World Cup season with a strong performance in the C1 1000 to win his semi-final today. The Olympic bronze medalist has already racked up two World Cup medals this month with the season opener in Milan, Italy. Oldershaw will race the C1 1000 final tomorrow.
In C2 1000, Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivières, QC won their semi-final to put themselves through to tomorrow’s final. Russell and Beauchesne-Sevigny won a World Cup gold medal last season and also placed fourth at the 2013 World Championships.
Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON finished second in his K1 1000 semi-final to advance to the final. The four-time Olympic medalist posted a fourth place result in the K11000 two weeks ago in Milan and will race the final tomorrow along with the K1 500.
In K2 action, Halifax’s Andrew Jessop and Rob Clarke of Mississauga, ON advanced to the final of the Men’s K2 1000 tomorrow with a third place finish in the semi. In Women’s K2 500, Émilie Fournel of Lachine, QC and Hannah Vaughan of Dartmouth, NS also finished third in their semi and advanced to the final.
Competition continues tomorrow through Sunday in the Czech Republic. This is the second of three sprint World Cups for the 2014 season.
Summary of Results
|Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)||Men’s C1 1000||1st in semi (4:06.15)Advanced to A-final|
|Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) & Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)||Men’s C2 1000||1st in semi (3:47.88)Advanced to A-final|
|Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)||Men’s K1 1000||2nd in semi (3:39.49)Advanced to A-final|
|Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)||Women’s K2 500||3rd in semi (1:48.91)Advanced to A-final|
|Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) & KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)||Women’s K2 500||4th in semi (1:51.11)Advanced to B-final|
|Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) & Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)||Men’s K2 1000||3rd in semi (3:26.40)Advanced to A-final|
|Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON) & Phillipe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC)||Men’s K2 1000||5th in semi (3:27.29)Advanced to B-final|
|Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)||Men’s C1 1000||7th in semi (4:16.55)|
|Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS)||Women’s K1 1000
____________Women’s K1 500
|5th in semi (4:25.55)Advanced to B-final
8th in semi (2:07.50)
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