Nicholson, Oldershaw, Reardon and van Koeverden Capture the Podium at ICF World Cup in Poznan, Poland
OAKVILLE, ON (May 21, 2012) – Burloak Canoe Club, the country’s leading flat-water sprint canoe-kayak racing club, today announced that four of its paddlers: Mallorie Nicholson, Mark Oldershaw, Brady Reardon and Adam Van Koeverden, won five of nine medals awarded to Canadian National Team athletes at the International Canoe Federation’s (ICF) first World Cup event of the season. It ran from May 18-20 in Poznan, Poland.
Mallorie Nicholson of Oakville, Ontario took home two gold medals for performances in the Women’s C-1 200M and in the Women’s C-2 500M with partner Laurence Vincent-Lapointe. Her medal-winning time in the C-1 was 52.781. In C-2 it was 2:17.527.
Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ontario secured his berth on the Canadian Olympic team bound for London, winning the Men’s C-1 1000M event in 4:08.873.
Kayaker Brady Reardon of Burlington, Ontario won silver in the Men’s K-1 500M, crossing the line in 1:47.421. Reardon also placed 18th in the Men’s K-1 5000M, and 6th in the B Final of the Men’s K-1 1000M.
Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, Ontario rounded out Burloak’s medal winning performance with a bronze medal in the Men’s K-1 1000M event. His time was 3:42.881, only 0.336 seconds off first.
Other Burloak Canoe Club Results:
Aaron Rublee of Oakville, Ontario finished 5th in the Men’s C-1 200M C Final.
Chris Mehak of Toronto, Ontario placed 7th in his K-2 1000M semi-final.
The National Team athletes are coached by Scott Oldershaw of Burlington, Ontario. Oldershaw is the former head coach of Burloak Canoe Club.
The second World Cup of the season will be held May 25-27 in Duisberg, Germany.
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.