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Canadian paddlers win seven medals at paddling World Cup

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ont., captured a second gold medal and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivieres, Que., added a victory to highlight a seven medal performance for Canada on Sunday at a paddling World Cup.

In the men’s 5,000 race, Oldershaw clocked 21 minutes and 17.2 seconds for the victory. He also won the C-1 1,000 on Saturday. Lukas Koranda of the Czech Republic was second and Thomas Hall of Pointe-Claire, Que., earned the bronze.

Vincent-Lapointe led Canada to a 1-2 finish in the women’s C-1 200 finishing in 51.462 with Nicole Haywood of Nanaimo, B.C., second in 53.635.

In the men’s C-1 200, Ivan Shtyl of Russia was the winner in 40.570 with Richard Dalton of Halifax second in 41.196 and Evegy Ignatov of Russia third in 41.436. Aaron Rublee of Kamloops, B.C., was ninth.

In the men’s C-1 500, Ilya Shtokalov of Russia took gold in 1:50.043, Hall was second in 1:50.303 for his second medal of the day and Helser Silva of Portugal third.

The seventh medal of the day for Canada was won by Adam Van Koeverden of Oakville, Ont., with a silver in the men’s K-1 5,000. He finished just over a second behind winner Fernando Pimenta of Portugal.

Other Canadian finalists were Mark De Jonge of Dartmouth, N.S., fourth in the K-1 200; Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, N.S., and Hughes Fournel of Dorval, Que., fourth in the K-2 200; Genevieve Orton of Lake Echo, N.S., and KC Fraser of Mississauga, Ont., fifth in the women’s K-2 500; Andrew Russell of Dartmouth and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivieres, Que., sixth in the C-2 200; Paul Bryant and Roland Varga, both of Richmond Hill, Ont., eighth in the C-2 500 and Kia Byers of Regina ninth in the women’s K-1 200.

In the B finals, Una Lounder of Dartmouth and Genevieve Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivieres, Que , were third in the women’s K-2 500; Rhys Hill of Ottawa was sixth in the K-1 200; and Emilie Fournel of Lachine, Que., ninth in the women’s K-1 200.

Canada ended the three day competition with nine medals. On Saturday, along with Oldershaw, Beauchesne-Sévigny and Andrew Russell added a silver in the men’s C-2 1,000.

‘’Overall we had some very good results,’’ said Barney Wainwright, CanoeKayak Canada’s sprint high performance director. ‘’This World Cup was a very good marker and shows the progress we are making. There is still a lot of work to do but we are on a nice progressive path towards the world championships in August.’’

World championship nominations

After this weekend’s World Cup here are the Canadians who secured a nomination to the world championship team

For the men: Mark Oldershaw in the C-1 1,000; Richard Dalton in the C-1 200; Adam Van Koeverden in the K-1 1,000; and Mark de Jonge in the K-1 200.

For the women: Kia Byers in the K-1 200 and Emilie Fournel in the K-1 500 and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe in the C-1 200.

The next World Cup event goes this Friday to Sunday (May 27-29) in Duisburg, Germany.

Schedule and results for Racice World Cup at: http://www.racice2011.com/

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