Burloak National Team Athletes Shine at Pre-Olympic Event in London, England

– Top three finishes for Oldershaw and van Koeverden in final race of the year cap off stellar week that included CCA National Championship win for Club –

OAKVILLE, ON (September 6, 2011) – The Burloak Canoe Club (BCC), the country’s leading flat-water Olympic canoe-kayak racing club today released athlete results from the 2012 London Summer Olympic Test Event held at Eton Dorney from September 1-4.

Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, Ontario) bettered this year’s World Champion on the Olympic course in the men’s C-1 1000M event, capturing gold with a time of 3:51.013.

Adam van Koeverden (Oakville, Ontario), meanwhile, paddled his way to a silver medal in 3:26.161 in the men’s K-1 1000M event.

Capping off Burloak’s results was a seventh place finish by Aaron Rublee (Oakville, Ontario) in  the men’s C1 200M. His time was 0:42.653.

The London races are the last slated for the year and come on the heels of Burloak’s three-peat winning performance at the 2011 Canadian Sprint CanoeKayak Championships held at the Welland International Flatwater Centre from August 24-27.

The Canadian National Team, which includes Oldershaw, van Koeverden and Rublee, is coached by Scott Oldershaw, former head coach of the 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: Interviews with BCC athletes and/or coaches are available upon request.