Canada scores gold, silver at Canoe Sprint World Cup event
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, Katie Vincent finish 1-2 in women's C1 200m
Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent started the 2019 ICF World Cup season by climbing the podium together.
WATCH | Laurence Vincent-Lapointe races to gold:
Vincent-Lapointe won the final of the women's C1 200-metre event in 45.265 seconds, followed by her teammate Vincent in 46.413.
"I surprise myself every race because being the first to win doesn't mean much if you cannot stay first," said Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières, Que. "In 2010 I won here, at the world championships, and it was my first world championship medal.
"The fact I've stayed [in contention] this long always amazes me.
"I want to be remembered not because I was first but also because I stayed first for as long as I could. It's important."
China's Lin Wenjun rounded out the podium with a time of 46.793.
WATCH | Vincent-Lapointe reflects on her win: