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Canadians strike gold with new world record at Canoe Sprint World Cup

Canadian paddlers Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent repeated their golden feat from last weekend with a gold-medal performance at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Germany on Saturday. They also did it while lowering the world's best time in the event.

Canadian tandem of Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, Katie Vincent take top spot on podium for 2nd week in a row

Canadian paddlers Katie Vincent, left, and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, right, shown in this May 19 file photo, won Saturday's C2 women's 500 metres at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Germany. (Equipe Canada/Twitter)

Canadian paddlers Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent improved upon their golden feat from last weekend with a win in the A final of the C2 women's 500 metres at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Germany.

A week after combining for gold at the season-opening World Cup event in Hungary, the Canadians posted a new world-record time of one minute 51.428 seconds to take top spot on the podium on Saturday in Duisburg.

"It felt really fast out there," Vincent said. "There was a great wind on the course, the course is really fast, we just really put it all out there today.

The Canadians won gold for a second week in a row, lowering their own world record in a time of 1.51.428 in the women's C2 500m race, at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Germany. 6:57

"We won't get to race the C2 again until the world championships, so we wanted to leave nothing out there.

Teammates Anna Roy-Cyr and Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh finished sixth in the field of nine in 2:02.537. They were also fifth in the C2 200 final in 45.6 seconds.

China's Yanan Ma and Mengya Sun took silver on Saturday in 1:54.509 while Lisa Jahn and Sophie Ulrike Koch rounded out the podium in a time of 1:57.905.

Joining their Canadian teammates on the podium were Nicholas Mateev and Pierre-Luc Poulin, who scored silver in the men's K2 500m final.

Canadians Nicholas Mateev and Pierre-Luc Poulin won silver in the men's K2 500m final at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Germany. 8:48

The Canadian duo finished in 1:28.766, just behind gold-medal winners Peter Gelle and Adam Botek (1:28.627), but just ahead of Australia's Riley Fitzsimmons and Jordan Wood (1:28.854).

The C2 crew of Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg) and Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, N.S.) also medalled, earning bronze in the 200 final in 45.1 seconds.

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