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 – MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (June 5, 2016) – Mark de Jonge finished second today to earn a silver medal in the Men’s K1 200m at the final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

This is de Jonge’s first K1 200m medal of the three-stop World Cup tour. He finished eighth at the first World Cup and was seventh at World Cup 2. de Jonge, of Halifax, NS, is a two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist.

France’s Maxime Beaumont, who finished second to de Jonge at last year’s World Championships, won today’s race. Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) also raced the Men’s K1 200m final and finished ninth. This was the 21-year old’s first World Cup final.

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) finished fourth in the Women’s K1 500m with a solid race. She led the race from the start up until the final 200m and in the end finished just 0.168 of a second off the podium. Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) also raced the K1 500m final and finished sixth. The race was won by Olympic Champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand.

In Men’s canoe events, the crew of Roland Varga and Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) finished fifth in the Men’s C2 1000m. Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) was sixth in the Men’s C1 200m.

Four medals in non-Olympic events

In addition to several strong performances in Olympic events, the Canadian team also had notable performances in non-Olympic events.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) won gold in the Men’s C1 500m. Oldershaw is an Olympic bronze medalist in the C1 1000m from 2012 and has qualified for his third Olympic Games.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) won a silver medal in the Men’s K1 500m. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and has won gold and silver medals in the K1 500m when it was an Olympic event up until 2008. He will represent Canada in the 1000m event at his fourth Olympic Games in Rio.

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) came through to win a silver medal in the Men’s C1 5000m.

The Men’s K4 200m crew of Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Alex Scott (Bedford, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) stepped up one place on the podium from last week to win a silver medal. The Canadian Team will return to Canada to continue preparations.

CBC has been broadcasting the three World Cups on Road to the Olympic Games. In total CBC aired six hours of television coverage and fifteen hours of webcast coverage through their 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)

  •          Sunday from 2 – 3 p.m. EST

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

  •          Sunday from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

Summary of Results

Athlete

Event

Result

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

Men’s K1 200m

2nd

Silver medal

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)

Women’s K1 500m

4th overall

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m

5th overall

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Women’s K1 500m

6th overall

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 200m

6th overall

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

Men’s K1 200m

9th overall

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)

Men’s C1 200m

12th overall

Non-Olympic events

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Men’s C1 500m

1st

Gold medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)

Men’s K1 500m

2nd

Silver medal

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS)

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K4 200m

2nd

Silver medal

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C1 5000m

2nd

Silver medal

Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 500m

6th overall

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K4 200m

6th overall

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C1 5000m

9th overall

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Men’s K1 5000m

13th overall

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