Six Canadian boats advance through to A-finals in Duisburg

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Ian Miller

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (photo: Bernard Irvin)

 

DUISBERG, GERMANY – The second ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup got underway today in the paddling hotbed of Duisburg, Germany. This is expected to be the best attended and most competitive of the three World Cups on this year’s tour.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON won his heat in the Men’s C1 1000 metre today to pass directly through to tomorrow’s final. Oldershaw won gold in the event last week and also holds an Olympic bronze medal in the 1000m.

Michelle Russell of Waverley, NS finished second in her semi-final of the Women’s K1 500, amongst a world-class field to grasp a spot in the final. Russell has made a significant step forward in her performance-level after making the B-final in the event last week where she ranked eleventh overall. She is also racing the Women’s K1 200 and got through to semi-finals after finishing fourth in her heat.

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS) and Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) advanced to the final in the Men’s K2 200 with a third place result in their semi-final. The crew raced together at the London 2012 Olympic Games and finished seventh Their time in the preliminaries was the sixth fastest of the qualifiers. Several different crew combinations are being tested in this event and both the Cochrane-Fournel combination and Canada’s second crew of Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) were highly competitive.

Jason McCoombs of Dartmouth, NS cracked the final in the Men’s C1 200 after finishing third in his semi-final and his fellow C1 200m team member Ben Tradioli of Ottawa, ON just lost out to a position in the final at the bow shoot at the final lunge to the finish.

In Women’s C1 200 both Canadian entries won their heats to advance directly to the final. Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, QC was first in her heat, as was Katie Vincent of Mississauga, ON. Laurence Vincent-Lapointe has won multiple World Championships and Katie Vincent won the Junior World Championships last year.

World Champion Mark de Jonge of Halifax, NS easily won his heat advancing to the semi-final and Alex Scott, a nineteen year old up-and-comer of Bedford, NS, showed what the future holds for the 200m program by placing third in his heat and advancing to the semi-final as well.

A full compilation of Canadian results is shown below. World Cup 2 continues through to Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 1000

1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 500

2nd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC) Men’s K2 200

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Jason McCoombs (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 200

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200

1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200

1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 200

4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 1000

3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Marc-Alexandre Gagnon (Trois-Rivières, QC), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K2 200

4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) Women’s K1 500

6th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 200

1st in heat

Advanced to semi

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200

3rd in heat

Advanced to semi

Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC),Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) Men’s C2 200

1st in heat

Advanced to A-final

Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200

4th in heat

Advanced to semi

Genevieve Orton (Lake Echo, NS) Women’s K1 200

6th in heat

Advanced to semi

Chris Mehak (Toronto, ON), Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) Men’s K2 1000

7th in semi

Advanced to C-final

Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 1000

7th in semi

Did not advance

Start lists & Results

Live Streaming Video

Photos by Bernard Irvin

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