DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA (September 16, 2018) – Team Canada had another great weekend of competitions on Lake Banook at the 2018 Panamerican Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe Championships. With 16 participating countries, Canada finished the regatta as overall champion with 33 gold, 19 silver and 6 bronze medals.
#PANAMCANOE2018 – The Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe season came to an end with an amazing last day on #LakeBanook ???????????????? ➡️ Here’s a quick recap of this 4th day at #PanamCanoe2018//La saison de canoë-kayak de vitesse est de paracanoë s’est terminé sur une excellente journée aux Championnats Panams sur la Lac Banook ???????????? ➡️ Voici un petit retour sur cette dernière et quatrième journée de compétition ????????????????#WePaddle #NousPagayons #WarCanoe
Posted by Canoe Kayak Canada on Monday, September 17, 2018
The Canadian men’s K4 crew of Marshall Hughes (Nova Scotia), Vincent Jourdenais (Québec), Nicholas Matveev (Ontario) and Pierre-Luc Poulin (Québec) started the regatta off on a high note with a win in the men’s K4 500m, edging out Argentina by half a second.
“We pulled together as a team and came out with a great race on our home course. It was amazing to be able to be the first race and first gold to set the tone,” said Poulin. “We faced the boats we will need to beat next year for Olympic qualification, so this was a good opportunity to see what we need to do for next year.”
Shortly after, the women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Ontario), Lissa Bissonnette (Québec), Michelle Russell (Nova Scotia) and Maddy Schmidt (Ontario) put on a similar performance, this time besting Mexico to top the podium.
“That race was closer than we would have liked, but it’s all motivation to keep us moving toward next year to qualify for Tokyo,” said Michelle Russell of Fall River, NS.
Coming off a gold medal performance at the 2018 World Championships, Katie Vincent (Ontario) and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Québec) continued a winning season with a victory in C2 500m.
Again, the Canadian Women’s Canoe team showed impressive performances during the week winning a total of 9 gold medals in the Senior and Junior categories.
“After travelling to compete with Team Canada all summer, it was great to race on the lake I call home. My family and friends were able to come watch me win a bronze medal today which was very special.” Explains women’s canoe athlete Hannah MacIntosh, who competed in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships at the end of August.
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The end of this Pan Am Championships marks the beginning of planning stages for the Host Organizing Committee of the 2022 Canoe Sprint World Championships which will also be held on Lake Banook. This committee will be taking learnings from this regatta, to make 2022 the best world championships this sport has ever seen.
LA Dempster, Co-Chair of the event organizing committee says, “Thanks to a great team of volunteers who have helped us celebrate great racing and friendship through canoeing at these Championships.”
Canadian medals include:
SENIOR MK-4 500M – Marshall HUGHES, Vincent JOURDENAIS, Nicholas MATVEEV, Pierre-Luc POULIN
SENIOR WC-2 500M – Katie VINCENT, Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE
SENIOR WK-4 500M – Lissa BISSONNETTE, Michelle RUSSELL, Madeline SCHMIDT, Courtney STOTT
JUNIOR WK-2 500M – Samantha STEIN, Brooklyn WODEHOUSE
JUNIOR WC-1 500M – Lindsay IRWIN
JUNIOR WC-2 1000M – Evie MACDONALD, Maïka NADEAU
JUNIOR WK-1 1000M – Samantha STEIN
SENIOR WK-1 500M – Madeline SCHMIDT
SENIOR MC-1 500M – Stephen FROSHAM
JUNIOR WC-1 1000M – Marlee MACINTOSH
JUNIOR WK-2 1000 – Lily BAERT, Anna O’BRIEN
JUNIOR MC-2 1000 – Alix PLOMTEUX, Philipe TURCANU
JUNIOR MK-2 1000M – Alex CANNING, Cameron LEDREW
SENIOR WK-2 500M – Lissa BISSONNETTE, Courtney STOTT
JUNIOR MC-1 200M – Tyler LAIDLAW
JUNIOR MK-2 200M – Vadim COVALCIUC, Alexandre MARTIN
JUNIOR WC-2 200M – Ava CAREW, Jessica MACKAY
SENIOR MK-2 200M – Mark DE JONGE, Alexander SCOTT
SENIOR MC-2 200M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Roland VARGA
SENIOR WK-2 200M – Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED, Andréanne LANGLOIS
SENIOR MC-2 500M – Drew HODGES, Craig SPENCE
JUNIOR MK-1 500M – Alexander HOFEREK
JUNIOR WC-2 500M – Lindsay IRWIN, Marlee MACINTOSH
SENIOR WK-1 500M – Michelle RUSSELL
JUNIOR MC-2 500M – Édouard BEAUMIER, Alix PLOMTEUX
SENIOR MK-2 500M – Nicholas MATVEEV, Pierre-Luc POULIN
JUNIOR MK-4 500M – Alex CANNING, Alexandre HOFEREK, Cameron LEDREW, Daniel MCCULLOUGH
JUNIOR WC-1 200M – Lindsay IRWIN
JUNIOR MK-1 200M – Alexandre MARTIN
SENIOR MC-1 200M – Stephen FRODSHAM
JUNIOR WK-4 500M – Arianne DESSUREAULT, Alexanne MORIN, Samantha STEIN, Brooklyn WODEHOUSE
SENIOR WK-1 200M – Andréanne LANGLOIS
OPEN WC-4 500M – Ava CAREW, Michaela ERMANOVICS, Jessica MACKAY, Evie MCDONALD
JUNIOR MK-1 1000M – Alex CANNING
SENIOR MK-1 1000M – Jarret KENKE
JUNIOR MC-1 500M – Tyler LAIDLAW
JUNIOR MK-2 500M – Alexis SAWARD-DROUIN, Louis VRANDERICK
SENIOR WC-1 1000M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH
SENIOR WC-2 1000M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH, Anna ROY-CYR
SENIOR WC-1 500M – Anna ROY-CYR
JUNIOR WK-1 500M – Samantha STEIN
MEN KL 2 200M – Trinity TRATCH
SENIOR MK-1 1000M – Brian MALFESI
MENS VL3 200M – Dave WATERS
SENIOR WK-2 1000M – Natalie DAVISON, Alexa IRVIN
MEN VL 2 VL 1 200M – Mathieu ST-PIERRE
WOMEN KL 3 200M – Erica SCARFF
JUNIOR WK-2 200M – Claire CARRUTHERS, Erin DEMOPOLIS
OPEN MC-4 500M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Stephen FRODSHAM, Drew HODGES, Roland VARGA
OPEN WC-4 500M– Geneva BOND, Samantha LOUTET, Maïka NADEAU, Kavita
SENIOR MK-4 1000M – Ryan COCHRANE, Marshall HUGHES, Vincent JOURDENAIS, Jarret KENKE
SENIOR WK-4 1000M – Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED, Natalie DAVISON, Alexa IRVIN, Courtney STOTT
SENIOR MC-2 1000M – Connor FITZPATRICK, Roland VARGA
JUNIOR WK-1 200M – Brooklyn WODEHOUSE
MEN KL 2 200M – Stefan SAMOILA
MEN KL1 200M – Miguel GARCIA SANCHEZ
JUNIOR MC-2 200M – Mason KOCH, Tyler LAIDLAW
SENIOR WC-2 200M – Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH, Hannah MACINTOSH
MENS KL 3 200M – Zacharie LAUZIERE-FITZGERALD
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