SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 18, 2018) – Twenty-seven Canadian sprint athletes competed in seventeen different events on day two of the first International Canoe Federation World Cup held in Szeged, Hungary. All of Canada’s Women C2 crews advanced to the Finals.
“Our Women’s Canoe athletes stood out on the race course today,” explained Anders Gustafsson, Sprint Head Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Women’s Canoe level is very impressive this year and it is really good for our team, it will definitely help to push our crews”.
The 2017 World Champions, Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) qualified directly to the Final after winning their heat in the Women’s C2 500-meter event. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova-Scotia) also won their heat and will join Vincent-Lapointe and Crossman Serb in the Final on Saturday.
It was a really tough heat but Canoe Kayak Canada's Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent came through to win their C2 500 heat to go straight through to the final
Posted by Planet Canoe on Friday, May 18, 2018
Crossman-Serb and MacIntosh also qualified for the Women’s C2 200-meter Final, so did the young crew of Anna Roy-Cyr (Québec) and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh (Ontario). Again, two Canadian crews will be trying reach the podium in the big final Saturday.
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It was a big day Friday for Men’s Canoe athletes as they were going through qualifications, semi-finals and finals in the C2 1000-meter event. The two Canadian crews came first and second after battling it out in the B Final. Roland Varga (Ontario) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Nova Scotia) came first in a time of 3:44.4 while Drew Hodges (Ontario) and Mark James (Nova Scotia) followed closely behind with a time of 3:45.1.
Paracanoe athlete Mathieu St-Pierre (Québec) will be competing in the Men’s VL2 200-meter big final on Saturday.
Many other Canadian athletes qualified for semi-finals and will be trying to line up for finals in the next two days.
Canadian Sprint Team Trials
Most of our Canadian sprint athletes are also competing this weekend on Lake Banook in Nova Scotia for the second set of the National Sprint Team trials.
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