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Ontario Athletes Leading the Charge at World Cup #1

posted May 22, 2012, 6:18 AM by Joel Hazzan

Team Canada finished 2nd overall in points at World Cup #1 in Poznan, Poland over the weekend with Ontario Athletes Mark Oldershaw (C-1 1000m, Burloak Canoe Club) and Mallorie Nicholson (C-1 200m and C-2 500m, Burloak Canoe Club) bringing home Gold Medals, while Adam Van Koeverden (K-1 1000m, Burloak Canoe Club) is bringing home a bronze. 


Rhys Hill (Rideau Canoe Club) also had a very strong weekend finishing 5th in the Men’s K-1 200m event, while Paul Bryant and Roland Varga from the Richmond Hill Canoe Club finished 6th in the C-2 500m and 1000m events.  Steve Jorens of Richmond Hill, Ontario had a strong weekend as well winning the B-Final of the K-2 1000m event with partner Richard Dober Jr from Quebec.  Brady Reardon from the Burloak Canoe Club finished 6th in the B-final of the Men’s K-1 1000m.  Brady and Steve Jorens then competed in the   K-1 5000m event finishing 18th and 22nd overall respectively.


Aaron Rublee of the Burloak Canoe Club and KC Fraser from Balmy Beach Canoe Club raced really hard, but had slightly disappointing weekends unable to reach the A or B finals in their events.  They will look to rebound next weekend in Duisburg, Germany at World Cup #2.


Congratulations should also go out to Ben Russell from Dartmouth, NS who won a bronze medal in the C-1 1000m and a gold medal in the C-1 5000m events.  Congratulations as well to Ryan Cochrane (Nova Scotia) and Hughes Fournel (Quebec) for their Bronze medal performance in the Men’s K-2 200m.  To see the rest of Team Canada’s results you can click on the following link