Burloak Paddlers Add Four Medals to 2012 World Cup Count in Duisberg, Germany

– Highlights of second event of the season include silvers by van Koeverden and Nicholson in solo races –

OAKVILLE, ON (May 28, 2012) – Building on medal-winning performances at the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) first World Cup of 2012, Burloak Canoe Club, the country’s leading flat-water sprint canoe-kayak racing club, today announced results for its paddlers at the second World Cup event of the season held in Duisberg, Germany from May 25-27.

Adam van Koeverden and Mallorie Nicholson, both of Oakville, Ontario led the Burloak contingent with silver medal wins in their respective solo events.

van Koeverden hit the podium in the Men’s K-1 1000M race in a time of 3:36.672 – 0.386 seconds off the gold-medal pace. Nicholson, meanwhile, secured silver in 51.001 seconds against C-2 partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (who won gold) in the Women’s C-1 200M race.

Nicholson and Vincent-Lapointe combined forces to repeat their gold-medal winning performance in the Women’s C-2 500M in a time of 2:04.342. The duo captured the podium in the same event at World Cup 1 in Poznan, Poland one week ago.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ontario and Aaron Rublee of Oakville, Ontario joined with fellow Canadian National Team members Jason McCoombs and Ben Russell to win a bronze medal in the Men’s C-1 4x200M relay. Their finishing time was 2:52.073.

Oldershaw missed the podium by a razor-thin 0.128 seconds to place 4th in the Men’s C-1 1000M event.

Other Burloak Canoe Club Results:

Aaron Rublee of Oakville, Ontario missed qualifying for the Canadian Olympic Team by 0.312 seconds with a 9th place result in the Men’s C-1 200M A Final.

Chris Mehak of Toronto, Ontario and partner Philippe Duchesneau finished 8th in the Men’s K-2 1000M B Final. Mehak also placed 5th in the Men’s K-2 500M B Final with partner Connor Taras.

Brady Reardon of Burlington, Ontario finished 4th in the Men’s K-1 500M Final, 0.266 seconds off the podium. He placed a strong 2nd in the Men’s K-1 1000M C Final.

The National Team athletes are coached by Scott Oldershaw of Burlington, Ontario. Oldershaw is the former head coach of Burloak Canoe Club.

“Canadian paddlers have performed exceedingly well on the world stage this season,” said (Scott) Oldershaw. “There is every reason to believe that the momentum established early in Poland and built upon here in Germany will carry through to Russia and beyond”.

The third and final World Cup of the season will be held June 1-3 in Moscow.

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 ages and skill levels, visit www.burloakcanoe.com.

Note: Interviews with Burloak Canoe Club paddlers are available upon request. Athlete photographs are accessible via the CanoeKayak Canada website: www.canoekayak.ca