This article was originally published on the Canoe Kayak Canada website.
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The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team added six more medals to close out the second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany with a total of ten. This World Cup is expected to be the best attended and most competitive of the three World Cups on this year’s tour.
Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS led the way by winning a bronze medal in the Men’s K1 200. de Jonge is the reining World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist. He won silver in last week’s World Cup in Portugal. This is Canada’s second medal in an Olympic event in Duisburg including Mark Oldershaw’s bronze in the Men’s C1 1000 yesterday.
Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fourth in the Men’s C2 1000 final in a very competitive field. They were just half a second from a podium position.
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold in the Women’s C1 200. Laurence is the defending World Champion in the event and has gone virtually undefeated internationally. Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON was fourth in the same race.
The Men’s K4 200 metre crew won a gold medal. The crew was comprised of Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), and Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC).
Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC) and Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) finished second to claim a silver medal in the Men’s C2 200. Rublee joined Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) and Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) in the Men’s C4 200 to tack on a bronze medal. Russell also raced the Men’s C1 5000 and won bronze. Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) finished eighth in the Men’s C1 5000 and ninth in the C1 500.
The Women’s K4 crew of Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), and Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) finished ninth in the 500 metre Olympic distance and fifth in the 200 metre.
Four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON finished fourth in the Men’s K1 500. Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) was twelfth in the Women’s K1 200. Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON) and Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) ranked thirteenth overall in the Men’s C2 1000 after finishing fourth in the B-final.
A full compilation of Canadian results is shown below. The final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup will take place in Copenhagen, Demark next weekend.