Dartmouth, NS (August 5, 2022) – Canada’s Brianna Hennessy (Ottawa River Canoe Club) captured the silver medal today in the VL2 200m paracanoe event at the Sprint Canoe and Paracanoe World Championships on Lake Banook.
Brianna crossed the finish line with a time of 1:01.42, two seconds behind Paralympic gold medallist Emma Wiggs from Great Britain.
“I’m at a loss for words,” said Hennessy. “I’m just proud of the team that I have and want to dedicate this race to the Ottawa River Canoe Club and all the kids back home who have had my back the whole time. I’m happy to be able to bring home some hardware for country. I’m very humbled.”
In Tokyo, Hennessy’s top finish was fifth in the VL2 200-metres, just 1.05 seconds off the podium. The multi-sport Para athlete and Paralympian will also be in contention for a medal tomorrow in the KL1 200m at 10:20am Atlantic time.
Canadian paracanoe teammates Erica Scarff (Mississauga Canoe Club) finished fourth overall in the VL3 200m today with Gabriel Ferron-Bouius (Rideau Canoe Club) finishing third in the KL3 200m B final.
Canada will race in multiple A Finals tomorrow on Lake Banook:
KL1 Women 200m – Brianna Hennessy
VL2 Men 200m – Mathieu St. Pierre
K4 Women 500m – Besharah/Langlois/Davison/Melanson
K4 Men 500m – Lavigne/Matveev/McTavish/Poulin
C2 Women 500m – Katie Vincent/Sloan Mackenzie
K2 Women 200m – Andréanne Langlois/ Toshka Besharah-Hrebacka
C2 Women 200m – Sophia Jensen/Julia Osende
C1 Women 1000m – Jacy Grant
The competition wraps up on Sunday August 7th with additional podium opportunities for Team Canada in both canoe and kayak events.
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