Katie Vincent becomes Junior World Champion

Jul
20
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Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

Silver for Vincent and Juliette Brault in C2

SZEGED, HUNGARY – Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON won a gold medal today in Junior Women’s C1 200 at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and Under 23 World Championships in Szeged, Hungary.

Katie Vincent (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Katie Vincent (photo: Balint Vekassy)

“I’ve been waiting for this race for over a year and I couldn’t be happier,” said Vincent. “It came down to the final inches and I got it.”

Vincent added a silver medal later in the day as she paired with Juliette Brault of Pointe-Claire, QC to finish second in the Junior Women’s C2 500.

Taylor Potts of Toronto finished fourth in the U23 Women’s C1 200 and was just 0.6 of a second away from making the podium. In U23 Women’s C2 500, Potts along with Ottawa’s Megan Sibthorpe had another near-podium finish and wound up fourth by a margin of 0.2 of a second after a hard-fought race to the finish. With these results Canada was recognized as the top women’s canoe federation.

The U23 Men’s K4 1000 crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC), Adam Tenwolde (Dartmouth, NS) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC) capped off their championships with an eighth place finish in the final.

Juliette Brault & Katie Vincent (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Juliette Brault & Katie Vincent (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS) and Andreanne Langlois (Trois Rivières, QC) placed ninth in the final of the U23 Women’s K2 500. Olivia Denman of Dartmouth, NS finished ninth in the Junior Women’s K1 200 metre final.

Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS ranked tenth overall by winning the B-final of the U23 Men’s C1 200. Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois Rivières, QC) and Charles Antoine Girouard (Trois Rivières, QC) also won their B-final in the U23 Men’s K2 200.

“The depth here is incredible and our team had some strong performances,” said Kenna Robins, lead Junior and U23 coach. “I know this exposure fuels the athletes’ drive to make the jump to the next level and go for an international podium. We have a relatively young team, with many of the athletes eligible again next year. Between the athletes here and those back home, I know we have the potential to step up and make that transition.”

Men's U23 K4 (photo: Balint Vekassy)

Men’s U23 K4 (photo: Balint Vekassy)

This was the final day of competition for Junior and U23 athletes. The team will return to Canada to race at the 2014 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships in Regina from August 19 to 23. Canada’s senior team will head to a training camp in Lithuania tomorrow as part of their final preparations for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia from August 6 to 10.

Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Rank
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Junior Women’s C1 200 1st in final (48.982)Gold medal
Juliette Brault (Pointe-Claire, QC)Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Junior Women’s C2 500 2nd in final (2:08.19)Silver medal
Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200 4th in final (49.092)
Taylor Potts (Toronto, ON)Megan Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON) U23 Women’s C2 500 4th in final (2:11.09)
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 8th in final(3:07.61)
Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS)Andreanne Langlois (Trois Rivières, QC) U23 Women’s K2 500 9th in final (1:50.87)
Olivia Denman (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200 9th overall (44.957)
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Men’s C1 200 10th overall (40.198)
Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois Rivières, QC)Charles Antoine Girouard (Trois Rivières, QC) U23 Men’s K2 200 10th overall (32.934)
Maxence Beauchesne (Trois Rivières, QC)Zane Clarke (Selkirk, MB) Junior Men’s K2 200 11th overall (34.515)
Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200 14th overall (36.889)
August Madison Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON)Arianne Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) Junior Women’s K2 500 15th overall (1:57.85)
Ailish McNulty (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Women’s K1 200 21st overall (44.666)
James Lavallee (Winnipeg, MB) Junior Men’s K1 200 23rd overall (37.912) 
David Provost (Lachine, QC) Junior Men’s C1 200 8th in semi on Saturday (43.787)

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