Szeged, Hungary (May 15, 2023) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga Canoe Club) headlined Team Canada’s performances collecting two gold medals in the C1 500m and C1 5000m on Sunday. Vincent also won silver in the C1 200m and bronze with C2 500m partner Sloan Mackenzie (Cheema Aquatic Club).
“Winning 4 medals this weekend hasn’t fully sunk in yet,” said Vincent. “I am grateful for my coaches and team support staff for helping us get to this point. We’ve put in a lot of work over the winter to get here and I am really excited to be in good form leading into World Championships and Olympic qualifications at the end of August.”
Sophia Jensen (Cascades) finished 4th in the C1 500m and 8th in the C1 200m final. Sophia also placed 5th in the C2 500m with partner, Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac Aquatic Club). Michelle Russell (Cheema Aquatic Club) placed 6th in the K1 200m final and 7th in the K1 500m.
Alix Plomteux (Club de Canoe-Kayak Lac-Beauport) placed 6th in the C1 500m while Connor Fitzpatrick (Senobe Aquatic Club) finished 8th in the men’s C1 1000m final.
Canada ranked 5th on the country medal table with Hungary at the top with a total of 11 medals.
Paralympian Brianna Hennessy (Ottawa River Canoe Club) earned a silver medal in the VL2 200m paracanoe event along with teammate Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach Canoe Club) paddling to bronze in the VL3 200m. Mathieu St. Pierre (Club de canotage du Shawinigan) ranked just off the podium in 4th place in the VL2 200m. Canada ranked 7th on the Paracanoe medal table with Great Britain topping the leaderboard.
The team will return to Canada and prepare for National Team trials at the Olympic Basin in Montreal, QC from June 23-25.
Full results from ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup Szeged can be found here.