Burloak Canoe Club’s Mark Oldershaw and Adam Van Koeverden Win Golds and Silver at ICF World Cup Meet in Czech Republic

– BCC Paddlers Pick Up Three of Nine Medals Won by Canadian Athletes –

OAKVILLE, ON (May 24, 2011) – Burloak Canoe Club, the country’s leading flat-water Olympic canoe-kayak racing club, today announced that two of its paddlers, Mark Oldershaw and Adam Van Koeverden, won three of nine medals awarded to Canadian athletes at an International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup meet in Racice, Czech Republic this past weekend. This was the second World Cup event of the season.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ontario won two gold medals. The first, in the men’s C-1 (canoe) 1000M, was secured with a time of 3:53.177. He also won the event’s heat and the semi-final. Oldershaw’s second gold medal, in the men’s C-1 5000M, was captured with a time of 21:17.2.

Meanwhile, Adam Van Koeverden of Oakville, Ontario took home silver in the men’s K-1 (kayak) 5000M. His time was 18:44.5. Van Koeverden placed 4th in the Men’s K-1 1000M.

Other Burloak Canoe Club Results:

Aaron Rublee of Oakville, Ontario finished 9th in the Men’s C-1 (canoe) 200M event in his first World Cup appearance.

Chris Mehak of Toronto, Ontario placed 7th in his K-2 500M semi-final, while Brady Reardon of Burlington, Ontario finished 8th in the K-4 1000M semi-final.

The third and final World Cup race of the season will be held May 27 – 29 in Duisberg, Germany.

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

Note: Quotes and/or interviews with Oldershaw, Van Koeverden and Rublee are available upon request. Additional athlete photographs are accessible via the CanoeKayak Canada website: www.canoekayak.ca