OTTAWA, ONTARIO (August 14, 2018) –Seven Canadian sprint paddlers represented Canada at the 2018 FISU World University Canoe Sprint Championships in Szolnok, Hungary the weekend of August 10 to 12. Among the participants, Emmanuelle Guilbert showed great performances as she placed 4th in the Women’s Canoe events.
“The University World Championships were a great opportunity for these seven Canadian athletes as they got to experience the international level of sprint canoeing”, said Mark Granger, Athlete Development Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “There were some strong athletes on the race course this weekend and it definitely helped our team in their preparation for the coming competitions.”
Canoe athlete Emmanuelle Guilbert, member of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club in Québec, came close to getting a bronze medal as she placed 4th in both the Women’s C1 500m and 200m finals.
Anna Negulic, from Maskwa in Nova Scotia, placed 5th in the Women’s K1 500m final and finished 8th on the same distance in the Women’s K2 final with partner Hayley Plante, from the Balmy Beach Canoe Club in Ontario.
The two atlhetes also competed in the Women’s K4 finals with Olivia Denman from the Banook Canoe Club in Nova Scotia, and Keisha Tomasik from Trois-Rivières in Québec. They placed 7th in both the 200m and 500m finals.
Plante also competed in the Women’s K1 200m final where she placed 9th and the duo of Tomasik and Denman finished 8th in the Women’s K2 200m final.
On the Men’s side, James Lavallee from Winnipeg, Manitoba took part in the K1 200m final where he placed 9th. Lavallee also competed in the K2 500m final with partner Jacob Steele of the Maskwa Canoe Club. The Canadian crew placed 8th.
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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