Gauthier captures two more medals, four boats advance to World finals

Christine Day 3

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Christine Gauthier has added another two medals to her collection in Paracanoe on the third day of competition at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

She captured a silver in the Women’s V1 200 TA and a bronze in the V1 200 LTA. She had a jam packed day of racing and finished seventh in K1 200 LTA in which she holds five World titles. Gauthier rounds out her World Championship by medaling in three of her four races including a silver from Wednesday.

Christian Maranda of Québec, QC wound up thirteenth overall in the Men’s K1 200 LTA with a fourth place finish in the Paracanoe B-final.

Benjamin Russell (Dartmouth, NS) and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) have qualified for the final of Men’s C2 1000 on Sunday by winning their semi-final. The crew placed fourth at last year’s World Championship and with a strong showing so far this season are a crew to watch for on Sunday.

Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, ON won his semi in the Men’s K1 500 to qualify for the final. van Koeverden will race the K1 1000 metre Olympic distance tomorrow and the 500 on Sunday.

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC won her heat in the Women’s C1 200 to advance directly to the final. With seven World Championship title to her name, Vincent-Lapointe has been undefeated since coming on to the international scene in 2010. Competition in the women’s canoe discipline has risen rapidly and margins at the finish line keep getting tighter.

Vincent-Lapointe and Sarah-Jane Caumartin of Otterburn, QC also went directly to the final in C2 500 after placing second in their heat. They are the defending World Champions in the event.

In 200 metre heats, all seven Canadian boats advanced to tomorrow afternoon’s semi-finals. Tomorrow morning in Moscow will kick off with four Canadian boats competing in A-finals – three of which are Olympic events. The 5000 metre long distance races will finish up on Saturday evening. The remainder of finals are slated for Sunday’s program which includes 200 metre finals and relays to wrap up the Championships.

Summary of Results – Friday




Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Women’s V1 200 TA

2nd in final (1:02.56)

Silver medal

Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Women’s V1 200 LTA

3rd in final (1:01.90)

Bronze medal

Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC)

Women’s K1 200 LTA

7th in final (55.212)

Christian Maranda (Québec, QC)

Men’s K1 200 LTA

13th overall (44.033)

Benjamin Russell (Dartmouth, NS) & Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Men’s C2 1000

1st in semi (3:32.40)

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) & Sarah-Jane Caumartin (Otterburn, QC)

Women’s C2 500

2nd in heat (2:05.10)

Advanced to A-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON)

Men’s K1 500

1st in semi (1:37.59)

Advanced to A-final

Émilie Fournel (Lachine, QC)

Women’s K1 500

4th in semi (1:52.13)

Advanced to B-final

Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C1 500 

6th in semi (1:50.53)

Advanced to B-final

KC Fraser (Toronto, ON),

Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS)  

Women’s K2 500

6th in semi (1:42.66)

Advanced to B-final

Rob Clarke (Toronto), Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC), Andrew Jessop (Halifax) & Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON)

Men’s K4 1000

5th in semi (2:56.87)

Advanced to B-final

200m heats


Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS)

Men’s K1 200

1st in heat (35.181)

Advanced to semi

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 200

3rd in heat (40.603)

Advanced to semi

Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS)

Women’s K1 200

6th in heat (42.387)

Advanced to semi

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Women’s C1 200

1st in heat (48.342)

Advanced to A-final

Richard Dober Jr. (Trois-Rivières, QC) & Hugues Fournel (Lachine, QC)

Men’s K2 200

2nd in heat (32.372)

Advanced to semi

Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) & Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC)

Men’s C2 200

3rd in heat (37.754)

Advanced to semi

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS)

Una Lounder (Dartmouth, NS)

Women’s K2 200

5th in heat (39.582)

Advanced to semi

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