Following individual competition at the Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships, Canoe Kayak Canada released the list of sprint athletes named to teams for the upcoming Olympic Hope regatta. Among the athletes is B.C. canoe paddler Ydris Hunter from the False Creek Sprint Canoe Club. The international competition takes place September 15 to 17 in Racice, Czech Republic.
Hunter, at this first Canadian Championships, won silver in the U16 C-1 200 and was fifth in the U16 C-1 1000. These results earned him a spot on the U16 team for the Olympic Hope regatta.
Not only am I excited for Ydris but also for his coaches Diane Tam and Laurence Chin. They’ve been working really hard.” said CKBC Provincial Coach Blake Dalton. “This is a huge accomplishment.”
Prior to competing at the Canadian Championships, Hunter was a member of Team BC at the 2017 Canada Summer Games where he competed in three finals.
Complete team list for the Olympic Hope regatta:
U17 Men’s Kayak Hommes
U17 Women’s Kayak Femmes
|Richmond Hill||Brooklyn WODEHOUSE|
|Balmy Beach||Samantha STEIN|
|Trois Rivieres||Alexanne MORIN|
U17 Women’s Canoe Femmes
|Carleton Place||Lindsay IRWIN|
U17 Men’s Canoe Hommes
U16 Women’s Kayak Femmes
|Mic Mac||Adriana LILLEY OSENDE|
U16 Men’s Kayak Hommes
|Balmy Beach||Cameron LOW|
|Trois Rivieres||Laurent LAVIGNE|
|Mic Mac||Alexander EISENER MALLETT|
U16 Women’s Canoe Femmes
U16 Men’s Canoe Hommes
|Richmond Hill||Marc CINQ-MARS|
|False Creek||Ydris HUNTER|