Van Koeverden headlines Canada's paddling team
Three-time Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden headlines the 40-member Canadian paddling team headed to the world canoe and kayak championships, slated for Aug. 12-16 in Dartmouth, N.S.
CanoeKayak Canada named the team Tuesday.
An Olympic silver medallist in the K-1 500-metres last year, van Koeverden has won four medals on the World Cup circuit this season.
Rounding out the men's kayaking team are: Nova Scotia's Mark de Jonge and Ryan Cochrane; Quebec's Richard Dober, Hugues Fournel, Etienne Morneau and Steve Jorens; Alberta's Antonio Flores; and Rhys Hill, Angus Mortimer, Christopher Pellini, Brady Reardon and Andrew Willows of Ontario.
The men's canoe team will feature Olympic bronze medallist Thomas Hall of Pointe-Claire and Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ont., in the C-1 event.
World cup medallists Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivières, Que., and Dartmouth's Andrew Russell will team up in the C-2.
Also in men's canoe are Richard Dalton and Benjamin Russell of Halifax; Kyle Jeffery, Wayne MacDonald and Ian Mortimer of Ontario; and B.C.'s Aaron Rublee.
The Canadian women's kayak team has enjoyed success on the World Cup circuit this season as well with two silver and one bronze in the K-4.
The female kayakers named to the world team are: Quebec's Mylanie Barré, Emilie Fournel, Geneviève Beauchesne-Sévigny and Christine Gauthier; Ontario's Tamlyn Bohm, Emily Raymond, Kristin Gauthier and Victoria Tuttle; Saskatchewan's Kia Byers; and Nova Scotia's Jillian D'Alessio, Una Lounder, Genevieve Orton and Karen Furneaux.
On the women's side, Jenna Marks and Maria Halavrezos, both of Dartmouth, are coming off a triple gold performance earlier this month at the Pan Am Championships.
Nicole Haywood, of Nanaimo, B.C., and Adrienne Skinner of Mississauga, Ont., will also race the women's canoe events in Dartmouth.