Canada wins 6 medals at canoe sprint World Cup
Olympic medalist Mark de Jonge wins silver and gold
Canadian athletes won six medals during competition over the weekend at the third and final ICF canoe sprint World Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Olympic bronze medallist Mark de Jonge won silver on Sunday in the men's K1 200 metre.
The Halifax native was 0.088 seconds off the gold medal, which was won by 2013 world champion Petter Menning of Sweden. De Jonge is the defending world champion from last season.
De Jonge also won gold in the K4 200 with Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, N.S., Montreal's Hugues Fournel and Quebec City's Etienne Morneau. It is the second week in a row the crew finished in first place.
Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivieres, Que., won a gold medal in the men's C1 5,000. His C2 partner Ben Russell of Dartmouth, N.S. also took home a bronze in the 200.
Genevieve Beauchesne-Sevigny, from Trois-Rivieres, Que., Montreal's Emilie Fournel, Toronto's Kathleen Fraser and Hannah Vaughan of Dartmouth, N.S., won silver in the K4 200.
Canada finished the weekend with six medals — two of which came from Olympic events.