Biography:

Andréanne Langlois first represented Canada as a 16-year-old at the 2009 ICF Junior World Championships. She returned to the world juniors in 2011, making the A final of the K-1 200m, before moving up to the U23 level, where she competed at three straight world championships from 2013 to 2015. She competed individually at the latter, reaching the A final in the K-1 200m. Having made her World Cup debut in 2013 in K-2 and K-4 boats, Langlois enjoyed a breakthrough in 2016. After finishing fourth in the B final of the K-1 200m at the second World Cup of the season in Racice, Czech Republic, she advanced to the A final at the third World Cup in Portugal, posting an impressive fifth place finish. Langlois earned her way onto the elite circuit by finishing second, twice, in the K-1 200m at the 2016 national team trials, behind training mate and role model Émilie Fournel, who had already secured an Olympic berth in the K-1 500m. While Fournel chose to compete at the season’s first World Cup, it was up to Langlois to compete at the Pan American continental qualifier, where she won the K-1 200m and an Olympic spot. At Rio 2016 she advanced to the B final of the K-1 200m and the A final with the K-4 500m crew. Langlois competed at the Canada Games in 2009 and 2013, winning two silver medals in her first appearance before capturing two gold and two bronze in her second.

Getting to know…

Family: Father Jean-Denis Langlois and mother Line Fortin… Sister Marie-Pier Langlois competed internationally as a junior kayaker; they won K-4 500m silver together at the 2009 Canada Games… Outside Interests: Enjoys baking, karaoke, and spending time with her family… Studying Industrial Relations at Laval University…