Mark Oldershaw secured his spot for the world championships by winning the C1 1,000 metre at the Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Team Trials on Friday.
Oldershaw, who won a bronze medal in the event at the London 2012 Olympics, will be gunning for a spot on the podium at the worlds in Duisburg, Germany from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1.
The Burlington, Ont., native won the race in a time of four minutes 7.30 seconds. Paul Bryant of Richmond Hill, Ont., was second with a time of 4:09.45. Ben Russell of Dartmouth, N.S., was third in 4:15.00.
Richard Dober Jr. of Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, N.S., got the first of two wins needed in the senior K2 200 metre to secure a spot for worlds. They edged Hugues Fournel of Lachine, Que., and Etienne Morneau of Quebec City by 0.094 of a second to clock 33.441 seconds.
Austin Denman of Dartmouth, N.S., and Jacob Sosna of Carleton Place, Ont., were third with a time of 34.085 seconds.