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Canoe Kayak Canada – Strong Start for Women’s Canoe On Day 2 of the ICF World Cup 1

SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 18, 2018) – Twenty-seven Canadian sprint athletes competed in seventeen different events on day two of the first International Canoe Federation World Cup held in Szeged, Hungary. All of Canada’s Women C2 crews advanced to the Finals.
Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent Lapointe winning their qualification race. Photo: ICF

“Our Women’s Canoe athletes stood out on the race course today,” explained Anders Gustafsson, Sprint Head Coach at Canoe Kayak Canada. “The Women’s Canoe level is very impressive this year and it is really good for our team, it will definitely help to push our crews”. 

The 2017 World Champions, Laurence Vincent Lapointe (Québec) and Katie Vincent (Ontario) qualified directly to the Final after winning their heat in the Women’s C2 500-meter event. Nadya Crossman-Serb (Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Nova-Scotia) also won their heat and will join Vincent-Lapointe and Crossman Serb in the Final on Saturday.


It was a big day Friday for Men’s Canoe athletes as they were going through qualifications, semi-finals and finals in the C2 1000-meter event. The two Canadian crews came first and second after battling it out in the B Final. Roland Varga (Ontario) and Connor Fitzpatrick (Nova Scotia) came first in a time of 3:44.4 while Drew Hodges (Ontario) and Mark James (Nova Scotia) followed closely behind with a time of 3:45.1.

Paracanoe athlete Mathieu St-Pierre (Québec) will be competing in the Men’s VL2 200-meter big final on Saturday.

Many other Canadian athletes qualified for semi-finals and will be trying to line up for finals in the next two days.

Find all Canadians results on the Szeged Canoe 2018 websiteand watch the action live on the ICF Planet Canoe Website.

Men’s C2 B Final. Photo: ICF

Canadian Sprint Team Trials

Most of our Canadian sprint athletes are also competing this weekend on Lake Banook in Nova Scotia for the second set of the National Sprint Team trials.

Follow the action on the Canoe Kayak Canadawebsite as well as on the official CKC Mobile Apppowered by ImmediaC and you can watch all races live on the CKC YouTube Channel.


For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
(418) 271-3785