de Jonge wins bronze, Canada finishes with ten medals

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Mark de Jonge (photo: Balint Vekassy)

DUISBERG, GERMANY – 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.

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 Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) won gold (photo: Balint Vekassy)

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 and Poulin joined Ben Russell (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.

Summary of Results

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

3rd

Bronze medal

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC) Men’s C2 1000 4th
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 500 9th
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (Trois-Rivières, QC) Women’s C1 200

1st

Gold medal

Mark de Jonge (Halifax, NS), Ryan Cochrane (Windsor, NS), Hugues Fournel (Montréal, QC), Étienne Morneau (Québec, QC) Men’s K4 200

1st

Gold medal

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

2nd

Silver medal

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS), Aaron Rublee (Kamloops, BC), Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC), Ben Tardioli (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C4 200

3rd

Bronze medal

Ben Russell (Dartmouth, NS) Men’s C1 5000

3rd

Bronze medal

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, ON) Men’s K1 500 4th
Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) Women’s C1 200 4th
Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois-Rivières, QC), Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC), Kathleen (KC) Fraser (Toronto, ON), Hannah Vaughan (Dartmouth, NS) Women’s K4 200 5th
Émilie Fournel (Montréal, QC) Women’s K1 5000 5th
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 5000 8th
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Men’s C1 500 9th
Michelle Russell (Waverley, NS) Women’s K1 200 12th

Paul Bryant (Richmond Hill, ON),

Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS)

Men’s C2 1000 13th

Philippe Duchesneau (Sherbrooke, QC),

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC),

Brady Reardon (Burlington, ON), Rob Clarke (Toronto, ON)

Men’s K4 1000 15th
Brian Malfesi (Maple Ridge, BC) Men’s K1 5000 19th
Andrew Jessop (Halifax, NS) Men’s K1 500 20th
Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) Men’s K1 200 26th

Results

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Hi-Res Photos – credit: Balint Vekassy / CKC

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