Birthdate: April 1,1993
Canoe Club: Club de canoë-kayak de Trois-Rivières
Sport: Women’s Kayak
Coach: Mathieu Pelletier
Andréanne Langlois first represented Canada as a 16-year-old at the 2009 ICF Junior World Championships. She returned to the world juniors in 2011, making the A final of the K-1 200m, before moving up to the U23 level, where she competed at three straight world championships from 2013 to 2015. She competed individually at the latter, reaching the A final in the K-1 200m. Having made her World Cup debut in 2013 in K-2 and K-4 boats, Langlois enjoyed a breakthrough in 2016. After finishing fourth in the B final of the K-1 200m at the second World Cup of the season in Racice, Czech Republic, she advanced to the A final at the third World Cup in Portugal, posting an impressive fifth place finish. Langlois earned her way onto the elite circuit by finishing second, twice, in the K-1 200m at the 2016 national team trials, behind training mate and role model Émilie Fournel, who had already secured an Olympic berth in the K-1 500m. While Fournel chose to compete at the season’s first World Cup, it was up to Langlois to compete at the Pan American continental qualifier, where she won the K-1 200m and an Olympic spot. At Rio 2016 she advanced to the B final of the K-1 200m and the A final with the K-4 500m crew. Langlois competed at the Canada Games in 2009 and 2013, winning two silver medals in her first appearance before capturing two gold and two bronze in her second.
Getting to know…
Family: Father Jean-Denis Langlois and mother Line Fortin… Sister Marie-Pier Langlois competed internationally as a junior kayaker; they won K-4 500m silver together at the 2009 Canada Games… Outside Interests: Enjoys baking, karaoke, and spending time with her family… Studying Industrial Relations at Laval University…
“I have won the National Champion title and Pan Ams Champ many time now. My biggest accomplishment would be the Rio Olympic in 2016. I made the final with my mates in K-4 500m and came 14 in individual in 200m.”
FOLLOW THIS ATHLETE:
First year on the National Team: 2009
What are you most proud of?
Standing by my values.
Objectives for the coming years?
Why is paddling the best sport?
Summer sport, good friends and the best sport ever.
Canoe or Kayak, why?
Kayak, car la perfection est demandée pour les deux côtés.
Why was your first race?
Summer of 2000
What is your best memory about the sport?
The Olympic Games
What is the biggest challenge about your sport?
Balance, all about finding balance
Describe the sport in one word:
Quote: Go hard or go home
Role model: Émilie Fournel
Favourite training: Trainings with Mathieu Pelletier
Pre-race meal: Pasta
Off season interest(s): Lecture, casse-têtes, tricot…
Other sport(s): Hiking
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate
Superhero: Dr Stranger
Favourite word: Bref
TV show: GOT
Movie: Harry Potter
Book: Harry Potter
Band: Mumford and Sons