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Canoe Kayak Canada – MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (June 4, 2016) – Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) and Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) landed a bronze medal today in the Men’s K2 200m at the third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) moved up one spot from his result last week and placed fourth in the Men’s K1 1000m. van Koeverden is a four-time Olympic medalist and will represent Canada in the event at his fourth Olympic Games in Rio.

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) had an impressive fifth place result in the Women’s K1 200m final. This was Langlois’ top international result to date.

Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished seventh in the Men’s C1 1000m to match his result from last week. Oldershaw has been confirmed as Canada’s Men’s C1 entry for the Olympic Games.

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) placed eighth in the Women’s K2 500m final. Russell and Schmidt are still in the hunt for Olympic qualification. They will race-off against Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) and KC Fraser (Toronto, ON) for the Olympic spot in Montreal at the end of June.

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON) and Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) finished fourth in the Men’s C2 200m final. They also raced the heat of the Olympic distance C2 1000m and went directly through to the final with a second place result in their heat.

Two-time World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) won his semi-final in the Men’s K1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) raced the same semi and finished third to also qualify for the A-final.

Both Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC) and Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS) have advanced to the A-final in the Women’s K1 500m. Fournel won her semi-final while Russell was second in her semi. Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) paddled through to the final in the Men’s C1 200m with a second place finish in his semi-final. Tardioli placed fifth at last week’s World Cup.

In non-Olympic events, Mark Oldershaw raced the Men’s C1 500m and won his heat to advance directly to tomorrow’s final. Adam van Koeverden won his semi-final in the Men’s K1 500m to advance to the final. Angus Mortimer (Ottawa, ON) was third in the same event and also advanced.

World Cup action is being covered on CBC’s Road to the Olympic Games. The final two shows will be broadcast on CBC Sports this weekend. 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 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST & from 3 – 4 p.m. EST
  •          Sunday from 5:30 – 7 a.m. EST & from 1 – 2 p.m. EST

Summary of Results

Athlete

Event

Result

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS),

Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC)

Men’s K2 200m

3rd

Bronze medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)

Men’s K1 1000m

4th

Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC)

Women’s K1 200m

5th overall

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Men’s C1 1000m

7th overall

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON)

Women’s K2 500m

8th overall

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 200m

4th overall

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Men’s K2 1000m

10th overall

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Men’s K2 1000m

11th overall

Semi-finals

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

Men’s K1 200m

1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 200m

2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Roland Varga (Richmond Hill, ON)

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON)

Men’s C2 1000m

2nd in heat

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

Men’s K1 200m

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Montreal, QC)

Women’s K1 500m

1nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Fall River, NS)

Women’s K1 500m

2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON)

Men’s C1 500m

1st 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

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Pierre-Luc Laliberté (Otterburn Park, QC)

Men’s C1 200m

4h in semi

Advanced to B-final

Rob Clarke (Mississauga, ON)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS)

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Men’s K4 1000m

4th in semi

Did not advance

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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Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada


613.314.1352


imiller@canoekayak.ca