August 26, 2018
Vincent-Lapointe Is Now an 11 Times Senior World Champion
Canoe Kayak Canada – MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL (August 25, 2018) – Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, Québec) won an eleventh gold medal at the Senior World Championships winning the Women’s C1 200m event for the sixth time, on Saturday morning at the Montemor-O-Velho High Performance Centre in Portugal.
Earlier this week, Katie Vincent (Mississauga, Ontario) also stepped on the World podium placing third in the Women’s C1 500m in a strong and exciting final.
Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will pair up to compete on Sunday in the Women’s C2 500m final, where they will look to defend their World Championships title won in this same event in 2017.
Canoe Kayak Canada’s Paracanoe athletes, who competed as part of this fully integrated Senior World Championships, all made the top ten during the competition. Erica Scarff (Balmy Beach, Ontario) placed 7th in the Women’s KL3 200m event and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, Québec) also placed 7th in the Men’s VL2 200m event.
Three-time Olympian Mark Oldershaw finished 9th in the Men’s C1 1000m after qualifying for the Final in a strong semi-final earlier in the day and Michelle Russell had a solid B Final in the Women’s K1 500m finishing in third place, 12th overall.
On Sunday, Dominik Crête (Trois-Rivières, Québec) will try to qualify in the Men’s K1 200m Final, the crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Hannah MacIntosh (Senobe, Nova Scotia) will be looking to medal in the Women’s C2 200m Final, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will be looking to defend their World title and the Canadian Women’s K4 crew of Stott, Russell, Bissonnette and Schmidt will also compete in the 500m Final.
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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