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RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON has kept up his podium streak by winning a silver medal in the C1 1000 at the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic.
“There was a strong side wind today but I feel that I handled it well,” said Oldershaw after his race this morning. Germany’s Sebastian Brendal again took the top spot and Oldershaw finished within a second of him. “The German made a move at the halfway mark, but I went with him and felt in touch the whole way.”
This is Oldershaw’s third consecutive medal on the tour including a bronze at the first World Cup in the C1 1000 and a silver in the C1 500. Oldershaw is an Olympic bronze medalist in the C1 1000.
Ben Russell of Dartmouth, NS and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivières, QC pulled through with a bronze in the Men’s C2 1000. The crew was glad to land a spot on the World Cup podium with another solid performance to add to their fifth place result at World Cup 1.
Halifax’s Andrew Jessop and Rob Clarke of Mississauga, ON posted their best international result to date with a sixth place finish in the K2 1000. Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON finished eighth in the K1 1000. The four-time Olympic medalist will also race the K1 500 on Sunday.
In Women’s K2, Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS and Toronto’s KC Fraser captured a silver in the K2 1000 and finished twelfth overall in the 500 metre Olympic distance. Émilie Fournel of Lachine, QC and Hannah Vaughan of Dartmouth, NS were seventh in both the K2 500 and 1000.
Competition continues with the 200 metre heats and semi-finals this afternoon. Finals for 200, 500 and 5000 metre events will wrap up the competition in Czech Republic on Sunday. The Canadian team will continue on to the final World Cup in Szeged, Hungary next week.
Summary of Results
|Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)||Men’s C1 1000||2nd (3:59.95)Silver medal|
|Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) & Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)||Men’s C2 1000||3rd (3:44.88)Bronze medal|
|Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) & Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)||Men’s K2 1000||6th in final (3:27.21)|
|Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)||Men’s K1 1000||8th in final (3:34.04)|
|Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS)||Women’s K2 500
Women’s K2 1000
|7th in final (1:51.00)
7th in final (3:59.12)
|Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) & KC Fraser (Toronto, ON)||Women’s K2 500
Women’s K2 1000
|Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON) & Phillipe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC)||Men’s K2 1000||12th (3:24.91)|
|Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS)||Women’s K1 1000||11th (4:18.72)|
|Paul Bryant (Burlington, ON)||Men’s C1 1000||15th (4:12.52)|
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