Katie Vincent wins gold in the C1 200m at the 2021 Senior World Championships. Vincent had never won a senior world championship medal in the women’s C1 200m before Sunday, having watched teammate and C2 partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe take six of the past eight titles.
Vincent broke through on Sunday, out-sprinting Spain’s Antia Jacome and Poland’s Dorota Borowska.
“All this hard work for the past few years to get to this point, and now I’m looking forward to the future,” Vincent said.
“I really feel like this is the beginning, there is a long road to go for me. I’m really looking forward to worlds next year at home, to be the reigning world champion added into a home world championships will be super exciting.
“I have ups and downs since Tokyo, there were a lot of emotions and things to process, and there still is. It kept me going and I reconnected with my love for this sport.”
Excerpt from International Canoe Federation
Photo: Bence Vekassy