Second Gold Medal and New Official World Best Time for Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Canoe Sprint, World Cups
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 20, 2018) – Canadian Women’s Canoe athlete, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC), won a second gold medal on Sunday and set a new official world best time in the C1 200 meter-event at the ICF Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Vincent-Lapointe finished the race with a new record of 44.502 seconds. Her C2 partner Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) wasn’t too far behind as she placed third in a time of 45.737 seconds. Silver went to Russia’s Olesia Romasenko with a time of 45.660 seconds

– ICF SPRINT WORLD CUP 1 -And guess who just won GOLD ???? and BRONZE ???? in the Women’s C1 200m this morning in Szeged ????????…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, May 20, 2018

It's another gold medal for Canoe Kayak Canada's Laurence Vincent Lapointe – and the fastest ever women's C1 200!!

Posted by Planet Canoe on Sunday, May 20, 2018


“This is really exciting for our sport, but also for all Canadians,” explained Anders Gustafsson, Head Coach of the Canadian sprint team. “For the second time at a World Cup event, these two ladies managed to stand on the podium together both in C1 and C2. Katie is still a U23 athlete, so this is very promising for the coming years.”


WC1, R198, C1 WOMEN 200M FINAL A

WC1, R198, C1 WOMEN 200M FINAL A

Posted by Тхе Спирит Оф Кајак on Sunday, May 20, 2018


Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) also had a great performance Sunday as she placed 6thin the Women’s C1 500-meter final. The Canadian Women’s canoe team qualified for a total of 8 finals winning two golds and one bronze.

Both Canadian Women’s and Men’s K4 crews reached the finals on Sunday. Ryan Cochrane (Nova Scotia), Mark De Jonge (Nova Scotia), Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) and Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) placed 7thin a time of 1:20.3 seconds. On the women’s side, Michelle Russel (Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Québec), Courtney Stott (Ontario) and Madeline Schmidt (Ontario) placed 9thin a time of 1:35.3 seconds.

The first ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup is now completed, and the action will start again on Friday, May 25 for the second World Cup in Duisburg, Germany.


Follow our Canadian athletes in Szeged, Hungary competing against the best athletes in the world at the first Planet…

Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe Website.

For more information about World Cup 2 in Duisburg, Germany, visit the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 event’s pageon the International Canoe Federation’s website.


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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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