Canada's Vincent-Lapointe wins gold at Canoe Sprint world championships
Teammate Katie Vincent earns her 2nd medal of event
Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe won Canada's second medal at the 2018 Canoe Sprint world championships after paddling to gold in the women's C1 200-metre final on Saturday in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.
The Trois-Rivières, Que., native finished the race in a time of 45.567 seconds ahead of Russia's Olesia Romasenko by 0.675 seconds. Poland's Dortota Borowska took home bronze with a time of 46.812 seconds.
Watch Vincent-Lapointe's gold-medal performance:
Fellow Canadian Katie Vincent earned her second medal of the event in the women's C1 500 final. Vincent, of Mississauga, Ont., clocked a time of 2:12.148 to claim bronze. She was 1.157 seconds behind Russia's Kseniia Kurach for gold (2:10.991).
Alena Nazdrova of Belarus took silver with a time of 2:11.631.
2⃣ medals for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamCanada?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamCanada</a> at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ICFSprint?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ICFSprint</a> World Championships 🙌 and the races continue tomorrow! <br><br>🥇 Laurence Vincent-Lapointe wins gold in the women's C1 200m <br>🥉 <a href="https://twitter.com/kvincent96?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kvincent96</a> wins bronze in the women's C1 500m<br><br>Details: <a href="https://t.co/VNPVNdM8Oh">https://t.co/VNPVNdM8Oh</a> <a href="https://t.co/ow1BCnOWpw">pic.twitter.com/ow1BCnOWpw</a>—@TeamCanada
CBC Sports will provide a live stream of the action from the Canoe Sprint world championships throughout the weekend.
Live coverage continues on Sunday at 7 a.m. ET.