Canadians win 4 medals at canoe sprint World Cup
Mark Oldershaw won bronze in the men's C1 1,000-metre event
The Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak team won four medals on Saturday at the second stop of the ICF Canoe sprint World Cup.
Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ont., won bronze in the men's C1 1,000-metre event. Oldershaw, an Olympic bronze medallist from London 2012, adds to a gold medal in the C1 1,000 from last week in Portugal. He also advanced through to the semifinal of the C1 500 in which he also won gold last week.
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivieres, Que. and Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ont. won gold in the women's C2 200.
Katie Vincent also won bronze as Canada's only entry in the women's C1 500.
In Paracanoe events, Christine Gauthier of Pointe-Claire, Que., won the women's KL2 200. This is the first World competition to be held with the new classification system. The new system was implemented in the lead up to the 2016 Paralympic Games where Paracanoe will make its debut.