Larry Cain to support targeted CanoeKayak athletes

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OTTAWA – CanoeKayak Canada has engaged Larry Cain to work with its top sprint athletes in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Cain will work with the high performance team to provide technical services in particular to four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden and Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw.

“When it comes to experience, Larry is certainly a veteran in this sport and we’re excited to have him officially engaged to work with our top athletes,” said Scott Logan, CanoeKayak Canada’s High Performance Director.

Cain was an Olympic Champion in C1 500 and Olympic silver medalist in C1 1000 at the 1984 Games. His experience and technical knowledge of the sport will benefit the team in its pursuit of podium performances in 2016. Cain will work on contract for two year-long terms and has already begun working with targeted athletes and will continue to be based in the Toronto-area with travel to competitions and training camps.

“I’m extremely excited to be part of the team and in particular to be working with Adam and Mark for whom I have so much respect and have watched closely throughout their careers.  I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the coaching staff to help bring the best out of our athletes in Rio.”

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.


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Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada