RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (August 18, 2016) – Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) have finished eighth in the final of the Men’s K2 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“It’s always an honour to race for Canada and were happy with our performance,” said Cochrane. “It would have been amazing to do something special for Canada but we paddled as fast as we could and took the best strokes we could and you can’t ask for more than that.”
Cochrane and Fournel were nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team just over two weeks ago. Canada was awarded quota spots for the event recently after a Russian crew was suspended due to a doping infraction. Cochrane and Fournel finished seventh at the London 2012 Olympic Games and will compete for a spot on the podium tomorrow morning.
Mark de Jonge takes to the water Friday morning
Olympic bronze medalist and two-time World Champion Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) will line up for the heat of the Men’s K1 200m on Friday at 8 a.m. EST with semi-finals taking place an hour later. The Women’s K4 500m crew of Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS), and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) will also race tomorrow morning. Finals for both events are scheduled for Saturday and CBC will broadcast the races each day starting at 8 a.m. EST.
Summary of Results
|Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)
Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC)
|Men’s K2 200m||8th overall|
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