RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 29, 2016) – Ben Tardioli of Ottawa, ON finished fifth today in the Men’s C1 200m at the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic. His result today is Canada’s best this year in Olympic events at World Cups.
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) finished seventh in a tight final of the Men’s K1 200m. He finished eighth last week in Duisburg at World Cup 1. de Jonge is a two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist in the event.
The Men’s C2 1000m crew of Roland Varga and Paul Bryant (both of Richmond Hill, ON) raced to a sixth place finish in the final.
Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished ninth in the Women’s K1 500m. She was sixth in the event last week in Duisburg. Fournel will race the K1 500m at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.
Four medals in non-Olympic events
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) won gold in the Women’s C2 500m. The ICF has approved the event for the 2020 Olympic program and the proposal only needs IOC ratification for its historic inclusion in Tokyo.
Adam van Koeverden found his way on to the podium with a bronze medal performance in the Men’s K1 500m. van Koeverden was fifth in the 1000m Olympic distance yesterday. He is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won gold and silver medals in the K1 500m when it was an Olympic event up until 2008.
The Men’s C4 200m crew of Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON), Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON), Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) and Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC) landed a silver medal.
Sprinters Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) and Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) combined their speed in the Men’s K4 200m to capture a bronze medal.
The World Cup action is being covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games. This is the second of three World Cup weekends on CBC Sports. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.
Canadian paddlers will move on to the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup of the year in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal starting next Friday. This will be the last big international competition before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with sprint events scheduled for August 15 to 20.
Broadcast and Webcast Information
CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)
- Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time
- Sunday from 3:30 – 5 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST
Summary of Results – Day 3
|Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)||Men’s K1 200m||7th overall|
|Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)||Women’s K1 500m||9th overall|
|Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)||Men’s C1 200m||5th overall|
|Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)
Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)
|Men’s C2 1000m||6th overall|
|Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)||Men’s C1 200m||14th overall|
|Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)||Women’s K1 500m||17th overall|
|Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)||Men’s K1 200m||24th overall|
|Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)
Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)
|Women’s C2 500m||1st
|Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)
Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)
Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)
Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)
|Men’s C4 200m||2nd
|Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)||Men’s K1 500m||3rd
|Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)
Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)
Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)
|Men’s K4 200m||3rd
|Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)
Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)
Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)
|Women’s K4 200m||4th overall|
|Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)||Men’s K1 500m||7th overall|
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