Canadians win Canoe Sprint World Cup gold, bronze
It was another golden day for Canada’s Laurence Vincent-Lapointe.
A day after winning gold in the women’s C-2 500m at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Hungary, Vincent-Lapointe won the top spot on the podium again, winning the C-1 200m event.
Winning gold with Vincent-Lapointe on Saturday was Katie Vincent – who won bronze in Sunday’s C-1 200m.
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Vincent-Lapointe achieved her goal of finishing with a time under 45 seconds, crossing the line first with a time of 44.504 seconds. Silver went to Russia’s Olesia Romasenko with a time of 45.660 seconds while Vincent crossed the line with a time of 45.737.
“It’s the perfect time. I don’t think I could do faster today,” said Vincent-Lapointe after the race, noting the course’s windy conditions.
Last year, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent won gold at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice, winning the women’s C-2 500m. That event was the first world championship to be held following the IOC’s announcement that the women’s C-2 500m would be added to the Olympic program at Tokyo 2020.
This was the first World Cup event of the season. Next weekend, the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 will take place in Duisburg, Germany.