Adam van Koeverden and Mark Oldershaw Strike Gold in Moscow, Russia

– Dual medal-winning performances cap off stellar World Cup season
for Burloak paddlers  –

OAKVILLE, ON (June 4, 2012) – Burloak Canoe Club, the country’s leading flat-water sprint canoe-kayak racing club, today announced that two of its paddlers: Adam van Koeverden and Mark Oldershaw captured gold medals in their respective kayak and canoe events at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup meet in Moscow, Russia this past weekend. This was the third and final World Cup event of the season.

Adam van Koeverden of Oakville Ontario reached the top of the podium in the Men’s K-1 1000M in a time of 3:55.217. He finished 8th in the Men’s K-1 200M final, crossing the line in 36.979 seconds. van Koeverden did not start his final race, the Men’s K-1 5000M.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ontario, meanwhile, added to his collection of World Cup hardware, winning the Men’s C-1 5000M event with a clocking of 23:17.084. Oldershaw placed 5th in the Men’s C-1 1000M final, and 7th in the Men’s C-1 200M.

The latest win brings van Koeverden’s medal haul for the 2012 World Cup season to three; he won a silver and bronze in Men’s K-1 1000M events in Poznan, Poland and Duisberg, Germany. Oldershaw captured gold in the Men’s C-1 1000M in Poland and a bronze with fellow Burloaker Aaron Rublee of Oakville in the Men’s C-1 4x200M in Germany.

Mallorie Nicholson of Oakville, who won a total of four medals (three golds and a silver) in Women’s C-1 200M and C-2 500M events the previous two meets, and World Cup 1 Men’s K-1 500M silver medallist Brady Reardon of Burlington, Ontario did not compete in Russia.

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