Katie Vincent wins U23 World Championship gold

Posted By: admin@canoekayak.ca

MINSK, BELARUS (July 31, 2016) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) stepped up a spot to the top of the podium today as she won gold in the U23 Women’s C1 200m to capture Canada’s second medal at the the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Vincent also won a silver medal in the U23 C2 500m yesterday with Nadya Crossman-Serb.


Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fifth in the Junior Women’s C1 200m and also ranked tenth in the C1 500m after winning the B-final.


Three Men’s Kayak crews had sixth place finishes, including the U23 Men’s K4 1000m crew of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) and Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC).


Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) were sixth in the U23 Men’s K2 200m. Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) tied for sixth place in the Junior Men’s K1 200m after posting the exact same time of 37.552 as the Great Britain athlete.


Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) finished ninth in the U23 Women’s K2 500m. The U23 Women’s C2 200m crew of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) also finished ninth.


The Canadian results of this year’s Junior and U23 World Championships show a significant improvement over last year. Additional programs, including NextGen, have been implemented to support identified upcoming athletes ensure the long-term success of the team.

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Summary of Results

Athlete(s) Event Result
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) U23 Women’s C1 200m 1st overall

Gold medal

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 200m 5th overall
Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC)

U23 Men’s K4 1000m 6th overall
Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Men’s K1 200m 6th overall
Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 200m 6th overall
Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Women’s K2 500m 9th overall
Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 200m 9th overall
Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 200m 9th overall
Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) Junior Women’s C1 500m 10th overall
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m 11th overall
James MacPhee (Sackville, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m 13th overall
Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m 14th overall
Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K2 500m 15th overall
Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS) Junior Women’s K1 500m 15th overall


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