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Canoe Kayak Canada – OTTAWA, ONTARIO (June 13, 2019) – Following two exciting International Canoe Federation (ICF) Sprint and Paracanoe World Cups, Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to announce the 20 athletes who will be wearing the maple leaf at the 2019 Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Szeged, Hungary from August 21st – 25th

The 2019 Canadian World Cup Team competed in Poznan, Poland and Duisburg, Germany coming away with many notable results including nine podium finishes by Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent.

“The team we selected following the World Cups showed several opportunities to reach finals, be on the podium and qualify for the Olympics later this summer”, said Chief Technical Officer of Canoe Kayak Canada, Graham Barton. “While this is the core of our team for 2019, we will continue to evaluate results at a selection event at the end of June to see if there are any performances that show us they deserve to be added to the team.”

The 2019 World Championships will also serve as an Olympic qualification event where Canadian paddlers will aim to secure boats for Tokyo 2020. Canada’s women’s Canoe powerhouses Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe will look to defend their 2018 World Champion titles in C2 500m, as well as Laurence’s World Champion titles in C1 5000m and C1 200m.

“I am very excited to put the maple leaf back on and race at the World Championships,” said Canadian athlete Brian Malfesi, who last competed at the World Championships in 2015. “It fills me with pride to race for Canada and I am humbled by all the support I have received along the way. Our entire team is focused and ready to qualify the boats for 2020.”

 

World Cup 1 results here.

World Cup 2 results here.

2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM 

MEN’S CANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Connor Fitzpatrick

Dartmouth, NS

Senobe

Rob Baert, Andreas  Dittmer

Mark Oldershaw

Burlington, ON

Burloak

Scott Oldershaw, Andreas Dittmer

Roland Varga

Aurora, ON

Richmond Hill

Andreas Dittmer

 

WOMEN’S CANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Katie Vincent

Mississauga, ON

Mississauga

Kyle Jeffery, Jan Kruk

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe

Trois-Rivières, QC

Trois-Rivières

Mathieu Pelletier

 

MEN’S KAYAK

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Alex Scott

Halifax, NS

Maskwa

Frédéric Jobin

Brian Malfesi

Maple Ridge, BC

Ridge

Tessa Nagai, Frédéric Jobin

Mark de Jonge

Halifax, NS

Maskwa

Frédéric Jobin

Pierre-Luc Poulin

Lac Beauport, QC

Lac Beauport

Frédéric Jobin

Nick Matveev

Richmond Hill, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek, Frédéric Jobin

Simon McTavish

Oakville, ON

Mississauga

Frédéric Jobin

Vincent Jourdenais

Trois-Rivières, QC

Trois-Rivières

Mathieu Pelletier

 

WOMEN’S KAYAK

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Courtney Stott

Pickering, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek, Chad Brooks,

Lissa Bissonnette

Sherbrooke, QC

Pointe-Claire

Chad Brooks

Madeline Schmidt

Ottawa, ON

Rideau

Mike Robinson, Chad Brooks

Michelle Russell

Fall River, NS

Cheema

Mike Kerrivan, Chad Brooks

Natalie Davison

Manotick, ON

Rideau

Rob Baert, Chad Brooks

 

PARACANOE

Athlete

Hometown

Club

Coach(es)

Erica Scarff

Mississauga, ON

Balmy Beach

Peter Martinek

Mathieu St-Pierre

Shawinigan, QC

Shawinigan

Hélène Gervais, Marc Creamer

Trinity Tratch

Calgary, AB

Calgary

Edgar Garza, Marc Creamer

 

 

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

 

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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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For more information:

Laurel MacAdam

Communications Intern

lmacadam@canoekayak.ca

 

Colleen Coderre

Communications Lead

ccoderre@canoekayak.ca