de Jonge breaks World record in semi
Broadcast note: The 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships finals will be broadcast on Sportsnet One on Saturday at noon EST and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. See broadcast schedule for details.
Competing in A-finals tomorrow:
- Mark de Jonge (Men’s K1 200)
- Benjamin Russell & Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Men’s C1 1000)
- Ben Tardioli (Men’s C1 200)
- Laurence Vincent-Lapointe & Sarah-Jane Caumartin (Women’s C2 500)
- Adam van Koeverden (Men’s K1 500)
- Jason McCoombs & Aaron Rublee (Men’s C2 200)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON had Canada’s top result of today’s 1000 metre finals at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia. He placed sixth in the C1 1000, the same event in which he won an Olympic bronze medal in 2012. He also raced the C1 5000 metre long distance race and finished thirteenth.Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Women’s C1 200)
Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON had a pair of seventh place finishes. In the Olympic event, the K1 1000 he wound up seventh. He also finished seventh in the K1 5000 after a hard fought race. van Koeverden will finish his international season tomorrow with the K1 500 final.
Andrew Jessop of Halifax, NS and Brady Reardon of Burlington, ON stepped it up once more in the Men’s K2 1000 with a seventh place result. The crew had qualified ninth for the final and broke a streak of several years since Canada had last cracked the final in the K2 1000. This is Jessop’s first time racing Senior World Championships. Reardon is a 2008 Olympian who raced K2 last year with van Koeverden.
The Women’s K4 500 metre crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC),
Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC), KC Fraser (Toronto, ON), and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) won their B-final to rank tenth overall.
In 200 metre semi finals, Mark de Jonge of Halifax beat the World’s fastest time in the Men’s K1 200. He clocked 33.945 seconds to win his semi-final and catch the top seed for tomorrow’s final. de Jonge’s time today breaks the record the International Canoe Federation has on record from 1992 by 0.035 of a second. The 1992 record was set by Olivier Lasak of France. The fastest time ever done at Worlds still isn’t quite a personal best for de Jonge who went 33.804 seconds in Montreal in 2012 to qualify for the Canadian Olympic Team before going on to win a bronze medal. de Jonge took home a silver at last year’s World Championships and will compete in the final tomorrow around 3:30 a.m. EST.
Ottawa’s Ben Tardioli placed third in the Men’s C1 200 final to land a spot in tomorrow’s A-final at his first World Championships.
Richard Dober Jr. (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Hugues Fournel (Lachine, QC) placed third in their semi-final of the Men’s K2 200. While they posted one of the faster times in the field, they narrowly missed advancing to the A-final. The top two semi finishers and the next best time make the cut for the final and the extra spot went to the Polish crew who were just a tenth of a second quicker. Dober Jr. and Fournel will race the B-final tomorrow.
Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS will also race the B-final tomorrow. She finished fifth in her semi of the Women’s K1 200.
Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) and Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC) got through to the A-final of the Men’s C2 200 with a third place semi finish. Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and
Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS) will compete in the B-final of the Women’s K2 200 after a fourth place finish in their semi.
Tomorrow is the last day of the Championships and the program includes several 1000 and 500 metre finals, along with 200 metre finals and 200 metre relays.
Summary of Results – Saturday
|Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)||Men’s C1 1000||6th in final (3:54.75)|
|Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)||Men’s K1 1000||7th in final (3:27.73)|
|Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) &Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON)||Men’s K2 1000||7th in final (3:12.06)|
|Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC),Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC),KC Fraser (Toronto, ON),
Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)
|Women’s K4 500||10th overall (1:32.88)|
|Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS)||Women’s K2 1000||9th in final (3:47.42)|
|Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)||Men’s K1 5000||7th overall (20:52.83)|
|Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)||Men’s K1 5000||13th overall (25:20.28)|
|Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)||Men’s K1 200||1st in semi (33.945)Advanced to A-final|
|Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)||Men’s C1 200||3rd in semi (38.813)Advanced to A-final|
|Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS)||Women’s K1 200||5th in semi (40.091)Advanced to B-final|
|Richard Dober Jr. (Trois-Rivières, QC) & Hugues Fournel (Lachine, QC)||Men’s K2 200||3rd in semi (31.446)Advanced to B-final|
|Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) & Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC)||Men’s C2 200||3rd in semi (36.691)Advanced to A-final|
|Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS)||Women’s K2 200||4th in semi (38.443)Advanced to B-final|
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