A Maple Ridge paddler and his crew scored a sixth-place finish at the recent ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

Brain Malfesi and his team of of Pierre-Luc Poulin (Lac Beauport, QC),Marshall Hughes (Waverley, NS), Jarret Kenke (Saskatoon, SK) paddled to the placing in the U23 Men’s K4 1000m.

Katie Vincent (Mississauga, ON) won gold in the U23 Women’s C1 200m to capture Canada’s second medal at the event.

Vincent also won a silver medal in the U23 C2 500m yesterday with Nadya Crossman-Serb.

Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent (Trois-Rivières, QC) finished fifth in the Junior Women’s C1 200m and also ranked tenth in the C1 500m after winning the B-final.

Charles-Antoine Girouard (Trois-Rivières, QC) and Étienne Beauchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) were sixth in the U23 Men’s K2 200m.Olivier Courchesne (Trois-Rivières, QC) tied for sixth place in the Junior Men’s K1 200m after posting the exact same time of 37.552 as the Great Britain athlete.

Alanna Bray-Lougheed (Oakville, ON) and Madeline Schmidt (Ottawa, ON) finished ninth in the U23 Women’s K2 500m. The U23 Women’s C2 200m crew of Hannah MacIntosh (Dartmouth, NS) and Nadya Crossman-Serb (Winnipeg, MB) also finished ninth.


posted Aug 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM

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