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Canoe Kayak Canada – MINSK, BELARUS (July 30, 2016) – Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) have captured a silver medal in the U23 Women’s C2 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. The crew was one of four Canadian C2s competing in A-finals today.

In the Junior Women’s C2 500m, Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC) and Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC) finished just off the podium in fourth place.

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) and Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON) finished a solid sixth in the U23 Men’s C2 1000m. Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON) and Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON) finished seventh in the final of the Junior Men’s C2 1000m.

Junior and U23 Team achieves significant increase in making A-Finals over last year

Several Canadians had strong performances in the 200m semi-finals. Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) won his semi-final in the Junior Men’s K1 200m to advance to tomorrow’s final. The U23 Men’s K2 200m crew of Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished third in their semi to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) won her semi in the Junior Women’s C1 200m and will race the final tomorrow. Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) continued the momentum in Women’s Canoe events by finishing second in the semi-final of the U23 Women’s C2 200m to advance to the final.

Katie Vincent will also race the U23 Women’s C1 200m final tomorrow. She won her heat on Friday to qualify directly for the final.

A full summary of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Tomorrow is the final day of competition in Minsk, Belarus.

Results and Streaming Video

Summary of Results




Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 500m

2nd overall

Silver medal

Tess Peterman (Chelsea, QC)

Anna Roy-Cyr (Lac Beauport, QC)

Junior Women’s C2 500m

4th overall

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Drew Hodges (Ottawa, ON)

U23 Men’s C2 1000m

6th overall

Isaac Finkelstein (Ottawa, ON)

Lucas Turnbull (Toronto, ON)

Junior Men’s C2 1000m

7th overall

Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS)

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m

10th overall

Anna Negulic (Bedford, NS)

Ruah Edmonds (Halifax, NS)

Ashley Card (Halifax, NS)

Lucy Pennyfather (Oakville, ON)

Junior Women’s K4 500m

12th overall

Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK)

U23 Men’s K1 1000m

15th overall

Connor Fitzpatrick (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Men’s C1 1000m

15th overall

200m semi-finals

Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Men’s K1 200m

1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Women’s C1 200m

1st in semi

Advanced to A-final

Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS)

Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB)

U23 Women’s C2 200m

2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 200m

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS)

U23 Men’s K1 200m

3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Grace Whebby (Dartmouth, NS)

Junior Women’s K1 200m

5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

James MacPhee (Sackville, NS)

Junior Men’s C1 200m

5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC)

U23 Women’s K1 200m

8th in semi

Did not advance

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