MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC (June 23, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada sprint athletes lined up again today on the Olympic Basin in Montreal for the second day of the selection of the national team. The 30 races of the day led to 12 exciting 500 and 1000 meters-finals.
Among the many great results Saturday, paracanoe athletes showed some impressive and inspiring performances. Erica Scarff from Balmy Beach placed first in the Para K1 Women 200m with a time of 54.9 seconds while on the men’s side, Zacharie Lauzière-Fitzgerald from Sherbrooke won with a time of 44.7 seconds.
“Our athletes’ results today show the hard work and great support everyone is putting into the Paracanoe program all over the country, especially provinces like Ontario and Québec,” explained Marc Creamer, Paracanoe National Team Coach and Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It is so great to see our long-standing athletes and new comers to the program racing this weekend. It proves that Canadian paracanoe program is moving in the right direction.”
Mathieu St-Pierre from Shawinigan took first place in the Para Open VA 200m-race, followed closely by Dave Waters from the Maskwa Aquatic Club in Nova Scotia.
Other great performances on Saturday included Brian Malfesi (Ridge) winning the Men’s K1 1000m, Connor Fiztpatrick (Senobe) and Roland Varga (Richmond Hill) coming first in the Men’s C2 1000m, Nadya Crossman-Serb (Toba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe) taking first place in the Women’s C2 500m and Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire) and Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach) finishing first in the Women’s K2 500m event.
The action continues on Sunday with the last races of the weekend. Starts lists and live results are posted on the official CKC ImmediaC mobile app available on the Apple Store and on the Google Play Store.
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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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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