CBC to air show at 5 p.m. EST today
DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 21, 2016) – Katie Vincent has captured a gold medal for Canada in the Women’s C1 200m at the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany. Vincent posted a time of 46.205 seconds – the fastest ever recorded in the event in the ICF record books. Canada’s Laurence Vincent-Lapointe set the previous record of 46.419 seconds in 2014.
“I had a really good start and got off the line well,” said Vincent, who is the 2014 Junior World Champion and is still Under-23 eligible. “I’ve had a lot of great preparation in the off-season and I’m glad to see it all starting to pay off after lots of ups and downs this spring.”
Vincent will race the Women’s C2 500m tomorrow with Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB). Crossman-Serb finished seventh in the Women’s C1 200m B-final today to rank 16th overall.
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished up 17th overall in the Women’s K1 200m with an eighth place finish in the B-final. Fournel has qualified for the A-final of the Women’s K1 500m. She placed second in her semi-final today.
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) qualified for the A-final in the Men’s K1 200m. He won his heat and was second in his semi-final. He will race the final at 4:45 EST early tomorrow morning. The race is set to be broadcast on CBC on Sunday afternoon. Alex Scott (Halifax, NS) was sixth in the semi-final of the Men’s K1 200m and Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC) was also sixth in the Men’s C1 200m semi-final. Both will race B-finals tomorrow.
Six Canadian athletes are representing Canada at World Cup 1 and the full Canadian team will be in attendance for World Cups 2 and 3.
The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s first of six shows on Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Tonight’s broadcast will also include content from the ICF Paracanoe World Championships that took place earlier this week in Duisburg and the Pan American Continental Olympic Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia.Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. 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 5 – 6 p.m. EST
- Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. local time in Western Canada)
- Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 5 – 6 p.m. EST
- Sunday from 4:30 – 6 a.m. EST & from 2 – 3 p.m. EST
Summary of Results
|Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)||Women’s C1 200m||1st overall
|Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)
|Women’s C1 200m||16th overall|
|Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)||Women’s K1 200m||17th overall|
|Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)||Men’s K1 200m||2nd in semi-final
Advanced to A-final
|Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)||Women’s K1 200m||2nd in semi-final
Advanced to A-final
|Alex Scott (Halifax, NS)||Men’s K1 200m||6th in semi-final
Advanced to C-final
|Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Pointe-Claire, QC)||Men’s C1 200m||6th in semi-final
Advanced to C-final
About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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