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Canoe Kayak Canada – MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 26, 2018) – The Canadian canoe kayak senior team won a total of four medals at the ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Championships taking place from August 22 to 26 in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

 

“I am very pleased with our overall worlds results this year,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Chief Technical Officer, Graham Barton. “We doubled our Olympic Finals at this Worlds and also doubled our overall medal total. The team is getting stronger, but we still have a lot of work to do to be ready for Olympic qualification next year. But for now, it is time to head to Nationals and Pan American Championships after that rest for a few weeks and then back at it trying to be one of the best,” he explained.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) and partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) defended their World Champions title on Sunday, by dominating in C2 500m olympic event. They crossed the finish line with a time of 1 minute 56 seconds in a strong finish ahead of Hungary and Belarus.

Following her gold won on Saturday in the Women C1 200m, Vincent-Lapointe concluded the 2018 World Championships winning her 13th  Senior World Champion title by finishing first in the 5000m event.

Sunday morning, the Women’s C2 200m crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) placed 4th  in a solid final. Later during the day, the Women’s K4 crew of Courtney Stott (Balmy Beach, Ontario), Michelle Russell (Cheema, Nova Scotia), Lissa Bissonnette (Pointe-Claire, Québec) and Madeline Schmidt (Rideau, Ontario) placed 9th  in the 500m final.

Dominik Crête, from Trois-Rivières in Québec, qualified for the K1 200m B final where he placed 3rd  in a fast time of 35,7 seconds, with a time difference of only five tenths of a second from Spanish Carlos Garrote, winner of the A Final.

The last day of Worlds ended with the 5000m single events, where Vincent-Lapointe (Women’s C1) won gold, Mark Oldershaw (Burloak, Ontario; Men’s C1) placed 12th  and Russell (Women’s K1) finished 15th.

The Canadian Worlds Team is now on their way to Sherbrooke, Québec, where there will be attending the 119th  Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships taking place on Lac des Nations, starting August 28 and will continue through until Sunday, September 2 with the Masters’ Championships.

Overall Ranking

EVENT

CREW

RANKING

MVL2 200m

Mathieu ST-PIERRE

7th

WKL3 200m

Erica SCARFF

7th

MK1 200m

Dominik CRÊTE

12th

MK2 200m

Mark DE JONGE

Alex SCOTT

15th

MK4 500m

Nicholas MATVEEV

Ryan COCHRANE

Marshall HUGUES

Pierre-Luc POULIN

20th

WK2 200m

Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

17th

WK1 500m

Michelle RUSSELL

12th

WK2 500m

Courtney STOTT

Lisa BISSONNETTE

14th

WK4 500m

Courtney STOTT

Lissa BISSONNETTE

Michelle RUSSELL

Madeline SCHMIDT

9th

WK2 1000m

Natalie DAVISON

Alanna BRAY-LOUGHEED

7th

WK1 5000m

Michelle RUSSELL

15th

MC1 500m

Craig SPENCE

14th

MC2 500m

Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

16th

MC1 1000m

Mark OLDERSHAW

9th

MC2 1000m

Roland VARGA

Connor FITZPATRICK

15th

MC1 5000m

Mark OLDERSHAW

12th

WC1 200m

Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

1st

WC2 200m

Hannah MACINTOSH

Nadya CROSSMAN-SERB

4th

WC1 500m

Katie VINCENT

3rd

WC2 500m

Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

Katie VINCENT

1st

WC1 5000m

Laurence VINCENT-LAPOINTE

1st

The fifth day of competition will end with the single 5000m races. Visit the International Canoe Federation official website to get more details, results and to watch the action live.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that 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 :

Joannie Verret

Communications Coordinator

jverret@canoekayak.ca

(418) 271-3785