Outstanding Results Point to Bright Future for Young Canadian Paddlers

Jun
26
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Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

Medal ceremony for Junior Women’s C-2 500m (Left to Right): Claudia Chender (MLA for Dartmouth South), Marlee MacIntosh and Courtney Spratt (Bronze), Emily Howard and Lindsay Irwin (Gold), Julia Lilley Osende and Kate Hennessey (Silver), Leslie Anne Dempster (Chair of National/International Regattas – Atlantic Division, Canoe Kayak Canada).

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (June 26, 2017) – Day 3 of the immediaC Canadian Sprint Team Trials delivered another round of exciting performances by rising stars in Canadian sprint paddling.

Palmer Lumb, 18, of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Toronto, capped off a three-medal weekend by winning the Junior Men’s K-1 200m. The victory followed a gold medal performance in the K-1 500m on Saturday and a silver in Friday’s K-1 1000m.

“Throughout the whole day, my heats and semis were really good, so it was nice to finish it off with the win in the 200m,” Lumb said after the race.

Day 3 also saw more local athletes taking advantage of their knowledge of the Lake Banook, Nova Scotia venue. Tyler Laidlaw, 17, of Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club in Lower Sackville, NS, pulled out a tight win in the U17 C-1 200m event, shooting his boat across the line in the final stroke to take gold over a strong field.

“I had a bit of a rough start and had to shoot to win at the line, but I’m pretty pumped now,” said a grinning Laidlaw following the victory.

There continued to be added excitement around the women’s canoe events at this weekend’s Sprint Team Trials with the International Canoe Federation’s announcement earlier this month that women’s canoe will be added to the sport program at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. When asked for her thoughts about the opportunity in 2020, Emily Howard of Mississauga, Ontario replied, “Really just excited, and pumped for the future.” Howard, 18, won Sunday’s final in the Junior Women’s C-2 500m with partner, Lindsay Irwin, 17, of Carleton Place, Ontario.   

The three-day regatta brought together more than 300 top Canadian paddlers. The results will be used to select Canada’s 2017 Junior World Championship Team and to continue the selection process for this year’s U23 World Championships and the Senior World Championships, where both able bodied and Para athletes will compete. Canoe Kayak Canada will announce the nominations for the Junior and U23 World Championships by Tuesday, June 27.

The top three finishers in each Day 3 event are listed in the table below, along with their home clubs. Full regatta results can be found here. Follow live Canoe Kayak action by using the immediaC Canoe Kayak app, available through the App Store.

Senior/U23 Men’s C2 1000m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

3:30.584


Mark James

Mark Oldershaw

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

2

3:33.010


Drew Hodges

Roland Varga

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

3

3:56.744

Connor Fitzpatrick

Thomas Hall

Senobe Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley NS

Senior/U23 Women’s K2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

1:49.626

Lissa Bissonnette

Courtney Stott

Club de Canoe Kayak Pointe Claire, Pointe Claire QC 

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

1:51.018

Alanna Bray-Lougheed

Natalie Davison

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

3

1:53.286

Alexa Irvin

Madeline Schmidt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Women’s C-2 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:29.00

Emily Howard

Lindsay Irwin

Mississauga Canoe Club, Mississauga ON 

Carleton Place Canoe Club, Carleton Place ON

2

2:31.542

Kate Hennessey

Julia Lilley Osende

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS 

Mic Mac Aquatic Club, Dartmouth NS

3

2:32.556

Marlee MacIntosh

Courtney Spratt

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

Rideau Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

U17 Men’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

47.050


Tyler Laidlaw

Sack-A-Wa Canoe Club, Lower Sackville NS

2

47.206

Éduard Beaumier

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

47.398

Phillipe Turcanu

Ottawa River Canoe Club, Ottawa ON

Junior Men’s K1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

41.715


Palmer Lumb

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

2

42.017

Ryan Lefort

Banook Canoe Club, Dartmouth NS

3

42.341

Nikolas Tsaousidis

Richmond Hill Canoe Club, Richmond Hill ON

Junior Women’s C-1 500m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

2:28.880


Sophia Jensen

Cascades Canoe Club, Chelsea QC

2

2:31.554

Marlee MacIntosh

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

3

2:31.746

Kate Pennyfather

Burloak Canoe Club, Oakville ON

Senior Men’s K-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

37.459

Alexander Scott

Maskwa Aquatic Club, Halifax NS

2

37.481

Dominik Crête

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

3

37.515

Kieran Moorfield-Yee

Balmy Beach Canoe Club, Toronto ON

Senior Women’s C-1 200m

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

57.112

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent

Club de canoe-kayak de vitesse de Trois-Rivière, Trois-Rivière QC

2

57.554

Anna Roy-Cyr

Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac Beauport, Lac-Beauport QC

3

40.520

Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh

Rideau Canoe Club, ON

Open Men’s Para K1 200m (Final #2)

Place

Time

Athlete

Club/Hometown

1

49.399

Zacharie Lauziere-Fitzgerald

Club de Canoe Kayak Sherbooke, Sherbrooke QC

2

52.529

Trinity Tratch

Calgary Canoe Club, Calgary AB

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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