DUISBURG, GERMANY (May 30, 2019) – After a successful International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint and Paracanoe World Cup 1 in Poland, Canadian paddlers are ready to line up for the second Sprint World Cup on Friday May 31st in Duisburg through until Sunday June 2nd.
“We showed some great form in Poznan and many of our crews closed the gap on the best in the World when compared with last year”, said Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “The priority is to progress and improve on those results at this final 2019 World Cup in Duisburg. Small improvements can mean the difference between a final or a podium and that is our objective here. There are 65 countries, so a larger field than the first World Cup. It will be a good test.”
Team Canada set the stage at World Cup 1 with remarkable results, including four podium finishes from Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent. Laurence took home the gold in C1 200m, followed by Katie with the silver medal (Video). The duo also competed in C2 500m where they once again stood atop the podium, defending their unbeaten streak (Video). The last medal for Canada was Katie Vincent’s gold in the C1 5000m long distance race, with an impressive overtake to beat China. The powerhouse duo will face off against some fierce competitors this weekend in the C2 event who did not compete in World Cup 1, notably Hungary’s Virag Balla and Kincso Takacs, as well as Russia’s Olesia Romasenko and Kseniia Kurach.
The Canadian Men’s K4 crew are also vying for a podium finish in Duisburg, after their impressive 4th place finish in Poznan (Video).
Following World Cup 2, the 2019 Canadian Sprint and Paracanoe World Championship team will be announced. The 2019 Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships are being held in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st-25th.
International Canoe Federation Sprint World Cup 2
Friday, May 31 (9:00 to 18:38 CEST) (3:00 to 12:38 EST)
Saturday, June 1 (9:00 to 18:00 CEST) (3:00 to 12:00 EST)
Sunday, June 2 (9:00 to 17:20 CEST) (3:00 to 11:20 EST)
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