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Canoe Kayak Canada – CBC to broadcast races

Hi-Res photos – credit Balint Vekassy / CKC

RACICE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 28, 2016) – Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON has added to her medal collection on the second stop of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup tour. Vincent won a silver medal in the Women’s C1 200m this morning in Racice, Czech Republic to go alongside her gold medal from last week in Duisburg, Germany. Vincent raced from behind after a slow start but battled back to finish second.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) finished fifth in the Men’s K1 1000m amid a highly competitive field. The race was won by the home crowd favourite, 2015 World silver medalist Josef Dostál of the Czech Republic. Five-time World Champion Max Hoff of Germany was second while last year’s World Champion in the event, René Poulsen of Denmark, finished third. This is van Koeverden’s first World Cup race of the year after qualifying for his fourth Olympic last week at the Pan American Championships in Gainseville, Georgia. van Koeverden paddled with the lead pack the entire way down the course. In addition to the Olympic distance, he finished first semi-final in the Men’s K1 500m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Angus Mortimer finished second in the Men’s K1 500m semi-final to also earn a spot in the final.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished seventh in the final of the Men’s C1 1000m. The Olympic bronze medalist was in the top-three pack for the first half of the race but fell back in the second 500m. Oldershaw is also making his first World Cup appearance of the year after winning the event at the Pan American Championships last week to qualify an additional quota spot for Canada. Germany’s Sebastian Brendel won the race – his second straight World Cup win this season. Brendel is the defending Olympic Champion in the event.

The Men’s K2 200m crew of Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) finished eighth in the final. They lined up next to the Brazilian crew who beat them out by 0.07 of a second last week to take the Olympic quota spots and once again lost by a narrow margin of 0.128 of a second.

In the Women’s K1 200m, Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) was fourth in the B-final to rank thirteenth overall while Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished sixth to rank fifteenth overall. Fournel finished second in the semi-final of the K1 500m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) also raced the K1 500m semi and finished fifth to land a spot in the B-final. Fournel will race the K1 500m at the Olympic Games.

Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge won his semi-final to advance in the Men’s K1 200m taking place tomorrow at 3:44 a.m. EST. de Jonge (Halifax, NS) finished eighth last week in Duisburg at his first World Cup of the year.

Also making it through to tomorrow’s A-finals were Ben Tardioli in the Men’s C1 200m and the C2 1000m crew of Roland Varga and Paul Bryant (both of Richmond Hill, ON).

The World Cup will be covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games showcasing the Canoe Kayak World Cup action over three consecutive weekends. Races will also be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

Results

Broadcast and Webcast Information

CBC TV Broadcast Times (Road to the Olympic Games)

  •          Saturday from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  •          Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. local time

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  •          Saturday from 5 – 6:30 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  •          Sunday from 3:30 – 5 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

Summary of Results

Athlete

Event

Result

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)

Men’s K1 1000m

5th overall

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Men’s C1 1000m

7th overall

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m

8th overall

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Women’s C1 200m

2nd overall

Silver medal

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K1 200m

13th overall

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)

Women’s K1 200m

15th overall

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m

15th overall

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m

16th overall

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 1000m

21st overall

Semi-finals

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

Men’s K1 200m

1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)

Women’s K1 500m

2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 200m

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m

3rd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)

Men’s K1 500m

1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 500m

2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)

Men’s C1 200m

6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Women’s K1 500m

5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

Men’s K1 200m

6th in semi

Advanced to C-final

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. Canoe Kayak Canada has been one of Canada’s top performing summer sports having won an impressive count of 24 Olympic medals. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization which 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:

Ian Miller


Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada


613.314.1352


imiller@canoekayak.ca