Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Wins Gold in Women's C1 200 Metres

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe Wins Gold in Women's C1 200 Metres

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Vincent-Lapointe wins gold at canoe worlds

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DUISBURG, Germany - Canada's Laurence Vincent-Lapointe won gold in the women's C1 200 metres at the ICF canoe sprint world championships on Saturday.

Vincent-Lapointe, from Trois-Rivieres, Que., finished in 51.330 seconds for the victory.

"I didn't have a great start but I charged it and kept going strong to the finish," said Vincent-Lapointe. "In the end I finished with the best possible result."

Vincent-Lapointe has won gold on four other occasions at the senior world championships -- twice in 2010 and twice in 2011. She'll go for another gold tomorrow in the C2 500 final with Sarah-Jane Caumartin of Otterburn, Que.

Ben Russell of Dartmouth, N.S., and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivieres, Que., finished fourth in the C2 1000-metre final, missing out on a medal by less than a quarter of a second.

"We have mixed emotions about just missing the podium but we had the fastest last 250 and good travel speed throughout the whole race," said Russell. …

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