By Ian Miller

MONTEMOR-O-VELHO, PORTUGAL – The U23 Women’s K4 500m crew topped Canada’s results today at the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal. The crew of Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) finished fifth in a competitive final.


Canada also had a boat in the A-final of the Junior Men’s K2 1000m. The crew of Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON) and Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC) finished eighth.

Several Canadian crews also raced B-finals today including Craig Spence who finished first in the B-final of U23 Men’s C1 1000m to rank tenth overall.

In 200m semi-finals, two Canadian athletes advanced to Sunday’s A-finals. Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) finished third in her U23 Women’s K1 200m semi-final to advance. Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) also finished third in her semi-final and will race the Junior Women’s C1 200m A-final on Sunday.

A full compilation of Canadian results for the first day of competition is shown below. Sunday is the last day of competition in Portugal.

Race results can be followed online through the Event Website or by downloading the Canoe Sprint Portugal smartphone app at the bottom of the Home Page.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Courtney Stott (Pickering, ON), Alexa Irvin (Kentville, NS), Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON), Madison MacKenzie (Chelsea, QC) U23 Women’s K4 500m 5th in A-final

Scott Braddon (Ottawa, ON),

Alex Brent (Maple Ridge, BC)

Junior Men’s K2 1000m 8th in A-final
Craig Spence (Dartmouth, NS) U23 Men’s C1 1000m 10th overall
Jacob Steele (Halifax, NS) Junior Men’s K1 1000m 13th overall

August Sibthorpe (Ottawa, ON), Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS), Kady Leard (Waverley, NS) &

Anna Negulic (Halifax, NS)

Junior Women’s K4 500m 14th overall
Jeremy Stott (Mississauga, ON)m Evan Bezemer (Mississauga, ON) U23 Men’s C2 1000m 14th overall

Eric Ellery (Toronto, ON),

Anatoly Mykhayletsk (Toronto, ON)

U23 Men’s K2 1000m 14th overall
Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS) U23 Men’s K1 1000m 18th overall
200m semi-finals
Andréanne Langlois (Québec, QC) U23 Women’s K1 200m

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Jillian Perrone (Oakville, ON) Junior Women’s C1 200m

3rd in semi

Advanced to A-final

Alex Scott (Bedford, NS) U23 Men’s K1 200m

3rd in semi

Advanced to B-final

Jessica Hogg (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Women’s K1 200m

4th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Ian McCormick (Dartmouth, NS) Junior Men’s C1 200m

5th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Maxim Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC) U23 Men’s C1 200m

6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Liam O’Brien (Dartmouth, NS)

Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivieres, QC)

U23 Men’s K2 200m

6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

James Lavallee (Winnipeg, MB) Junior Men’s K1 200m

6th in semi

Advanced to B-final

Nicolas Matveev (Toronto, ON),

Victor Desaulniers (Trois-Rivières, QC)

Junior Men’s K2 200m

7th in semi

Did not advance

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