PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 28, 2018) –Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) Women’s Canoe U23 and Junior team dominated again in Plovdiv by winning two more golds and one bronze medal on Saturday at the Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships.
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and Sophia Jensen (Cascades, Québec) both claimed their second World Champion title in the U23 and Junior C1 200m final, respectively.
After both winning their C1 500m gold medals on Friday, Vincent and Jensen proved everyone they were the best in the world in these events.
“It’s been an amazing few days racing in Plovdiv with the Canadian team,” said Katie Vincent, after winning this weekend her 5th C1 World Champion title ever. “The vibe here on the team isvery important, everyone is focused and ready to go, proud of representing Canada at such a major event!”.
Katie Vincent is now done racing at this Championship and will be taking over @CanoeKayakCAN social media channels on Sunday cheering on her teammates and showing Canada how it’s like behing the World Championships scene.
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Teammates Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) also stepped on the world’s podium by picking up bronze in the U23 Women C2 200m final. The Canadian crew crossed the finish line with a time of 45,4 seconds, behind Belarus (43,7 seconds) and Uzbekistan (43,8 seconds).
Also taking parts in finals today was the Women’s C2 Junior crew of Kate Pennyfather (Burloak, Ontario) and Julia Lilley Osende (Mic Mac, Nova Scotia). They placed 5th in the 200m final with a time of 46,7 closely won by the France crew (46,1 seconds).
On the men’s kayak side, Junior athlete Alexandre Martin (Trois-Rivières, Québec) finished 5th in the K1 200m final with a time of 35,9. The sprint was won by Poland who crossed the finish line in a time of 35,2 seconds.
“It was another fantastic day for Team Canada with the Women’s Canoe leading the way, once again,” explained CKC’s head coach, Anders Gustaffson. “We have a very positive momentum within the team right now and we are hungry for more great performances in the remaining finals tomorrow!”
Action continues on Sunday in Plovdiv, with the last semi-finals and finals of this Championship. Make sure to watch our U23 Men’s K4 crew, Junior Women’s C2, U23 Women’s K1 athlete Madeline Schmidt, U23 Women’s C2 crew and more exciting races. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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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