Oldershaw and van Koeverden start World Cup Tour by winning heats

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MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL – Mark Oldershaw and Adam van Koeverden both won their heats today and advanced directly to finals to open the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup of the season in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.

Oldershaw of Burlington, ON posted the fastest time in the heats of the Men’s C1 1000 – the event in which he won bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He will race the final tomorrow as well as the heat of the Men’s C1 500.

van Koeverden of Oakville won his heat in the Men’s K1 1000. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and holds a silver in the K1 1000 from London 2012 and a bronze from 2004. He will race the K1 1000 final tomorrow as well as the K1 500 heat.

Four Canadian boats made it through to B-finals. The first World Cup medals of the 2015 season will be handed out tomorrow and Canadian athletes also have selection to the Pan American Games and World Championships teams on the line. Races continue through to Sunday and there are two more consecutive World Cup weekends ahead.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000 1st in heatAdvanced to A-final
Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000 1st in heatAdvanced to A-final
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 500 4th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 500 7th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC),Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Women’s K2 500 4th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K2 500 7th in semiAdvanced to B-final
Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) Men’s C1 200 4th in semi(no B-final)
Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC) Men’s C1 200 7th in semi(no B-final)
Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON) & Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K2 1000 5th in semi(no B-final)
Christopher Mehak (Toronto, ON) Men’s K1 1000 8th in heat


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