Morneau and Cochrane win bronze at World Cup 3

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CBC to broadcast races at 3 p.m. EST Saturday

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (June 4, 2016) – Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) landed a bronze medal today in the Men’s K2 200m at the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) moved up one spot from his result last week and placed fourth in the Men’s K1 1000m. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and will represent Canada in the event at his fourth Olympic Games in Rio.

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) had an impressive fifth place result in the Women’s K1 200m final. This was Langlois’ top international result to date.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished seventh in the Men’s C1 1000m to match his result from last week. Oldershaw has been confirmed as Canada’s Men’s C1 entry for the Olympic Games.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) placed eighth in the Women’s K2 500m final. Russell and Schmidt are still in the hunt for Olympic qualification. They will race-off against Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) for the Olympic spot in Montreal at the end of June.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) finished fourth in the Men’s C2 200m final. They also raced the heat of the Olympic distance C2 1000m and went directly through to the final with a second place result in their heat.

Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) won his semi-final in the Men’s K1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) raced the same semi and finished third to also qualify for the A-final.

Both Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) and Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) have advanced to the A-final in the Women’s K1 500m. Fournel won her semi-final while Russell was second in her semi.

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) paddled through to the final in the Men’s C1 200m with a second place finish in his semi-final. Tardioli placed fifth at last week’s World Cup.

In non-Olympic events, Mark Oldershaw raced the Men’s C1 500m and won his heat to advance directly to tomorrow’s final. Adam van Koeverden won his semi-final in the Men’s K1 500m to advance to the final. Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) was third in the same event and also advanced.

World Cup action is being covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games. The final two shows will be broadcast on CBC Sports this weekend. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and 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 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

CBC webcast times – watch online at or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  • Sunday from 5:30 – 7 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST


Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m 3rd

Bronze medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000m 4th
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) Women’s K1 200m 5th overall
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000m 7th overall
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m 8th overall
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 200m 4th overall
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m 10th overall
Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m 11th overall
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m 2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) Women’s K1 500m 1nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) Women’s K1 500m 2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500m 1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500m 1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 500m 3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC) Men’s C1 200m 4h in semi

Advanced to B-final

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K4 1000m 4th in semi

Did not advance


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