Canadian paddlers end World Cup season with medals in Portugal
Paddlers from Canoe Kayak Canada finished off the World Cup season this weekend in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal with two medals in Olympic events.
The medal for de Jonge comes after Etienne Morneau and Ryan Cochrane were third in the men’s K2 200m on Saturday. German paddlers won the two-man contest, while a Polish duo came second.
Two other Olympic medallists reached the Portugal podium on Sunday for Canada in non-Olympic distances.
Four-time Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden was second on Sunday in the K1 500m, the event in which he stood on podiums at Athens 2004 (gold) and Beijing 2008 (silver). He will represent Canada at a fourth Olympic Games in Rio in the K1 1000m.
More medals in non-Olympic events came via Paul Bryant with a silver medal in men’s C1 5000m; and a K4 200m second place result came via de Jonge, Alex Scott, Cochrane and Morneau.