MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 26, 2018) –The Canadian canoe kayak senior team won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.
“I am very pleased with our overall worlds results this year,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We doubled our Olympic Finals at this Worlds and also doubled our overall medal total. The team is getting stronger, but we still have a lot of work to do to be ready for Olympic qualification next year. But for now, it is time to head to Nationals and Pan American Championships after that rest for a few weeks and then back at it trying to be one of the best,” he explained.
MEDAL ALERT ???????? – Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent Lapointe are WORLD CHAMPION AGAIN ???? – Claiming their WORLD title once again in the Women's C2 500m ???????????? — Congratulations ladies, well deserved! // Félicitation les filles, on est fiers de vous! ???? — @k.vincent_ et @laurence_vincentlapointe sont CHAMPIONNES DU MONDE une fois de plus ! ???????????? . . . #WePaddle #NousPagayons #WorldChamps #BestInTheWORLD
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) defended their World Champions title on Sunday, by dominating in C2 500m olympic event. They crossed the finish line with a time of 1 minute 56 seconds in a strong finish ahead of Hungary and Belarus.
Following her gold won on Saturday in the Women C1 200m, Vincent-Lapointe concluded the 2018 World Championships winning her 13th Senior World Champion title by finishing first in the 5000m event.
MEDAL ALERT ???????? – Laurence Vincent Lapointe won't leave WORLDS ???? with 2️⃣ but 3️⃣ World Championships GOLD???? medals as she wins a 13th title just now in the C1 5000M race! — Simply amazing ???? // Tout simplement impressionnant ???????? — Jamais 2️⃣ sans 3️⃣ pour ???????? Laurence Vincent Lapointe qui remporte son 13e titre mondial dans l'épreuve du C1 5000M ???????????? . . . #WePaddle #ShePaddleWell #NousPagayons #EllePagayeMieux
Sunday morning, the Women’s C2 200m crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) placed 4th in a solid final. Later during the day, the Women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Michelle Russell (Cheema, Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, Québec) and Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, Ontario) placed 9th in the 500m final.
Dominik Crête, from Trois-Rivières in Québec, qualified for the K1 200m B final where he placed 3rd in a fast time of 35,7 seconds, with a time difference of only five tenths of a second from Spanish Carlos Garrote, winner of the A Final.
The last day of Worlds ended with the 5000m single events, where Vincent-Lapointe (Women’s C1) won gold, Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, Ontario; Men’s C1) placed 12th and Russell (Women’s K1) finished 15th.
The Canadian Worlds Team is now on their way to Sherbrooke, Québec, where there will be attending the 119th Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championshipstaking place on Lac des Nations, starting August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the Masters’ Championships.
|MVL2 200m||Mathieu ST-PIERRE||7th|
|WKL3 200m||Erica SCARFF||7th|
|MK1 200m||Dominik CRÊTE||12th|
|MK2 200m||Mark DE JONGE
|MK4 500m||Nicholas MATVEEV
|WK2 200m||Natalie DAVISON
|WK1 500m||Michelle RUSSELL||12th|
|WK2 500m||Courtney STOTT
|WK4 500m||Courtney STOTT
|WK2 1000m||Natalie DAVISON
|WK1 5000m||Michelle RUSSELL||15th|
|MC1 500m||Craig SPENCE||14th|
|MC2 500m||Roland VARGA
|MC1 1000m||Mark OLDERSHAW||9th|
|MC2 1000m||Roland VARGA
|MC1 5000m||Mark OLDERSHAW||12th|
|WC1 200m||Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE||1st|
|WC2 200m||Hannah MACINTOSH
|WC1 500m||Katie VINCENT||3rd|
|WC2 500m||Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
|WC1 5000m||Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE||1st|
The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official websiteto get more details, results and to watch the action live.
About Canoe Kayak Canada
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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