MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (July 9, 2018) – Dominik Crête from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won the Men’s K1 200-meter race-off this morning and qualified for the Men’s Kayak Senior Sprint Team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 Senior World Championships next August.
The race-off took place Monday morning at the Olympic Bassin in Montréal. Two Canadians took part in this race in order to finalize the Worlds Team selection. Dominik Crête won the race with a time of 34.71 seconds, finishing ahead of Nova Scotian athlete Alexander Scott with 35.4 seconds.
“Dominik showed a solid performance this morning with a convincing win”, said Anders Gustafsson, National Sprint Team’s Head Coach. “We are very pleased to see Dominik qualify for the 2018 Senior World Team”.
Despite his second place, Scott was already named to the World Team due to his World Cups results and will be focusing on crew boats. Both athletes will bewill be flying with the rest of the teamfor the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Senior World Championships happening August 22 to 25 in Montemor-O-Vehlo, Portugal.
“I feel really good but mostly relieved and excited for the future,” explained Crêtea few hours after his race. “My goal was to come up with a good race plan and concentrate on reaching a state of mind that would allow me to prove what I’m worth, and we can say it’s mission accomplished. Alex is a formidable competitor that I respect a lot and I’m happy to be joining him and the team for worlds.”
Dominik Crête from Trois-Rivières, Québec, won the Men’s K1 200-meter race-off this morning and qualified for the Men’s Kayak Senior Sprint Team that will be representing Canada at the 2018 Senior World Championships next August.//L’athlète de Kayak de vitesse Dominik Crête, membre du club de Trois-Rivières, au Québec, a remporté l’épreuve de qualification du K-1 200 m masculin ce matin et s'est officiellement qualifié pour l'équipe qui représentera le Canada aux Championnats du Monde Senior 2018 au mois d’août prochain.Video: Olivier Courchesne
Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Monday, July 9, 2018
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