Mark de Jonge

Mark de Jonge won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. (CBC)

Halifax's Mark de Jonge set a new world record Saturday in the men's K1 200-metre race, as he advances to the final Sunday.

De Jonge won his semifinal race at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Moscow with a time of 33.945 seconds.

That breaks the previous International Canoe Federation record by 0.035 of a second. That record was set in 1992.

De Jonge, 30, won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He won silver at last year's world championships.

Sunday's K1 200-metre final is expected to start at about 4:30 a.m. AT.