Oldershaw, Beauchesne-Sevigny earn canoeing silver
1st ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup concluded Sunday
Canoers Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ont., and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivieres, Que., each took home a silver medal on Sunday to close out the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Milan, Italy.
Oldershaw won his silver in the men's C1 500-metre event to add to a bronze he won yesterday in the C1 1000. The 1000 is the distance that Oldershaw has won an Olympic bronze medal in. Oldershaw also raced the C1 200 final to train his speed and finished ninth.
Beauchesne-Sevigny took silver in the men's C1 5000. Only 1.6 seconds separated him from Slovakia's Matej Rusnak, who won the long haul. Beauchesne- Sevigny and Ben Russell of Dartmouth, N.S., also raced the C2 200 sprint where they finished fourth.
In men's K2 200, Etienne Morneau of Quebec City and Hugues Fournel of Lachine, Que., finished seventh after rocketing out of the start gates.
Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, Ont., finished sixth in the men's K1 500 and eighth in the K1 5000. The four-time Olympic medallist is ramping up in K1 again with the progression of another quadrennial.
Emilie Fournel of Lachine, Que., capped off the competition by posting an impressive fourth place result in the women's K1 5000.
Canada ranked tenth overall in points at this World Cup. The full 27-athlete Canadian team will arrive for back-to-back World Cups 2 and 3 in Racice, Czech Republic and Szeged, Hungary starting May 16.