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Lac-Beauport’s Pierre-Luc Poulin win his first internationl kayak medal

OTTAWA, ON – Pierre-Luc Poulin has won a bronze medal in the Men’s K1 1000 metre in the Under 17 class at the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Szeged, Hungary today. Poulin of the Lac-Beauport Canoe Club in Québec clocked a time of 3:43.32 to take the third spot on the podium. Marshall Hughes of the Cheema Aquatic Club in Waverely, NS finished a close fourth with a time of 3:43.50.

Cheema teammates Thomas Hall and Aaron White finished fifth in the C2 1000 metre with a time of 3:50.26. Hayley Nelson of the Banook Canoe Club in Dartmouth, NS finished seventh in Women’s K1 1000 with a time of 4:20.96. Cheema’s Craig Spence was ninth in the Men’s C1 1000 metre final with a time of 4:24.23. The three-day regatta continues tomorrow and wraps up on Sunday. The Olympic Hopes Regatta is aimed at giving next generation of Olympians international race experience to prepare them to compete on the World stage. In total, 27 countries are participating in the event. There are ten members of the Canadian Team and all are racing in the Under 17 age category. Follow the results online – http://results.sportline.hu/competition/16777279/races

Athletes:

Men’s Kayak

Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac-Beauport)

Marshall Hughes (Cheema)

Women’s Kayak

Hayley Nelson (Cheema)

Samantha Mollins (Banook)

Lucy MacLeod (Banook)

Ailish McNulty (Mic Mac)

Men’s Canoe

Tom Hall (Cheema)

Craig Spence (Cheema)

Aaron White (Cheema)

Women’s Canoe

Katie Vincent (Mississauga)

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For more information, contact:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller@canoekayak.ca

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