Langlois in the water during a race

Andréanne Langlois


Andréanne Langlois first represented Canada as a 16-year-old at the 2009 ICF Junior World Championships, making the final in the K-2 500m. 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. Langlois went on to reach the A final with the K-4 500m crew and the B final of the K-1 200m at Rio 2016. 

In 2017, Langlois competed in her first senior- level ICF World Championships, reaching the B final of the K-2 500m and the K-1 200m. At the 2018 Pan American Championships, she won gold in the K-1 200m and also brought home gold in the K-2 200m with Alanna Bray-Lougheed. Langlois made her Pan Am Games debut the following year at Lima 2019. There she brought home an astounding four medals: gold in the K-2 500m and K-4 500m and silver in the K-1 200m and K-1 500m.

In her second Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020, Langlois reached the A final of the K-1 200m and the B final of the K-4 500m.

Langlois competed at the Canada Games in 2009 and 2013, winning two silver medals in her first appearance (one of them with her sister Marie-Pier) before capturing two gold and two bronze in her second. 

A Little More About Andréanne

Getting into the Sport: Started paddling at age 7 after seeing her sister race for the first time and told her parents she wanted to paddle too… Outside Interests: Works in nursing… Involved with Fast and Female and Radiant Girls charities… Enjoys baking, doing puzzles, traveling and hiking… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Dédé… Favourite motto: Last one fast one… Always puts three scoops of water on her seat before practices and races…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2016 RioCanoe/Kayak SprintK-1 200m - Women14
2016 RioCanoe/Kayak SprintK-4 500m - Women8
2020 TokyoCanoe/Kayak - SprintK-1 200m - Women9
2020 TokyoCanoe/Kayak - SprintK-4 500m - Women14

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 9th (K-1 200m), 11th (K-4 500m); 2016 - 14th (K-1 200m); 8th (K-4 500m)

Pan American Games: 2019 - SILVER (K-1 200m); SILVER (K-1 500m); GOLD (K-2 500m), GOLD (K-4 500m)

ICF World Championships: 2017 – 13th (K-2 500m). 12th (K-1 200m)

ICF World Championships (U23): 2015 – 8th (K-1 200m); 2014 – 8th (K-4 500m), 9th (K-2 500m); 2013 – 8th (K-4 500m)

ICF World Championships (junior): 2011 – 8th (K-4 500m), 8th (K-1 200m); 2009 – 8th (K-2 500m)

COPAC Pan American Championships: 2018 – GOLD (K-1 200m), GOLD (K-2 200m); 2016 – GOLD (K-1 200m); 2014 – SILVER (K-2 1000m), BRONZE (K-1 5000m), BRONZE (K-1 200m), 5th (K-4 500m); 2013 – GOLD (K-1 200m), SILVER (K-4 500m)

COPAC Pan American Championships (junior): 2010 - SILVER (K-200m), SILVER (K-4 500m)