Burloak Canoe Club Paddlers Win Five of 11 Canadian Medals at ICF World Cup Meet in Germany

– Gold medal performance by Mallorie Nicholson led charge that included silvers for Adam Van Koeverden and Mark Oldershaw, and a bronze for Aaron Rublee –

OAKVILLE, ON (May 30, 2011) – Burloak Canoe Club, the country’s leading flat-water Olympic canoe-kayak racing club, today announced that four of its paddlers: Mallorie Nicholson, Adam Van Koeverden, Mark Oldershaw and Aaron Rublee, captured five of 11 medals awarded to Canadian athletes at an International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup meet in Duisberg, Germany this past weekend. This was the third and final World Cup event of the season.

Leading the Burloak charge was Mallorie Nicholson of Oakville, Ontario and her partner who struck gold in the Women’s C-2 (canoe) 500M event with a time of 2:04.710.

Adam Van Koeverden of Oakville Ontario captured two silver medals. He won his first in the Men’s K-1 (kayak) 1000M with a clocking of 3:27.725. Van Koeverden’s second silver came in the Men’s K-1 500M where he crossed the line in 1:37.818.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ontario brought home Burloak’s third silver of the meet in the Men’s C-1 1000M with a finishing result of 3:53.108.

Finally, Aaron Rublee of Oakville, Ontario, won his first ever World Cup medal, taking home bronze as one of the four person Men’s C-1 200M relay team. Rublee also finished 3rd in the B-final of the Men’s C-1 200M and 9th in the semi-final of the Men’s C-1 500M.

Other Burloak Canoe Club Results:

Brady Reardon of Burlington, Ontario finished 7th in the B-final of the Men’s K-4 1000M.

Chris Mehak of Toronto, Ontario placed 8th in both the K-2 500M and K-2 1000M semi-final events.

These latest stellar results come on the heels of three medals won by Burloak Canoe Club paddlers at the World Cup 2 event held in Racice, Czech Republic a week ago: Two golds for Oldershaw and a silver for Van Koeverden.

For more information about Burloak Canoe Club, its athletes and its wide-range of canoe and kayak programs for individuals aged 8 and up of all skill levels, visit www.burloakcanoe.com.

Note: Interviews with Nicholson, Van Koeverden, Oldershaw and Rublee are available upon request. Athlete photographs are accessible via the CanoeKayak Canada website: www.canoekayak.ca