Burloak Paddlers Capture Two of Five Canadian Medals at the World Canoe and Kayak Championships

– Double golds by Adam van Koeverden and Mallorie Nicholson highlight
Club’s achievement on global stage –

OAKVILLE, ON (August 24, 2011) – Burloak Canoe Club (BCC), the country’s leading flat-water Olympic canoe-kayak racing club, today announced the summary of results for six of its paddlers who were named to the Canadian National Team and who raced at the World Canoe and Kayak Championships from August 17-21 in Szeged, Hungary.

Leading the Burloak Canoe Club charge were Adam van Koeverden and Mallorie Nicholson, both of Oakville, Ontario. van Koeverden and Nicholson struck gold with stellar performances in the men’s K-1 1000M and women’s C-2 500M* events, respectively.

van Koeverden’s winning time (which qualifies him for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England) was 3:36.194, while Nicholson’s was 2:01.028.

The remaining BCC results are as follows:

KAYAK:

Adam Van Koeverden: 5th in men’s K-1 5000M

Chris Mehak (Toronto): 8th in men’s K-4 1000M semi-final

Brady Reardon (Burlington): 8th in men’s K-4 1000M semi-final

CANOE:

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington): 5th in men’s C-1 1000M (result qualifies a Canadian entry for the 2012 Summer Olympics); 5th in men’s C-1 5000M; DNF (did not finish) men’s C-1 4x200M relay

Aaron Rublee (Oakville): DNF men’s C-1 4x200M relay

The National Team athletes, along with Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny (Trois Rivières, QC) and Andrew Russell (Dartmouth, NS) who finished 1st in the B final of the men’s C-2 1000M event, are coached by Scott Oldershaw of Burlington. Oldershaw is the former head Credit union fees coach of Burloak Canoe Club.

For more information about BCC, 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.
Notes: *Mallorie Nicholson’s partner in the women’s C-2 500M race was Laurence Vincent-Lapoint. Lapoint also won gold in the women’s C-1 200M event. Quotes and/or interviews with the Burloak athletes are available upon request.