Weekend Roundup: Canada makes a big splash on first weekend of June
There were a lot of victories for Team Canada this weekend. From multiple podium appearances, to glass stars and new national records, Team Canada dominated the first weekend of June.
Here is a snapshot of Team Canada’s eventful weekend.
Canoe Kayak- Sprint
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent continued to own the podium in canoe-kayak sprint. Over the weekend, the pair was at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Duisburg, Germany.
Almost completely mimicking last week’s results at the World Cup in Poland. Vincent-Lapointe captured the gold with 45.996 seconds, while teammate Vincent trailed just seconds behind at 47.180 seconds to earn the silver.
On Sunday, Vincent-Lapointe took home another gold medal in the C1 5000m long distance event with a time of 25 minutes and 0.822 seconds.
In the C2 500m, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent paired up to add another silver to their belts. Just seconds shy of the gold the Canadians had a time of 1:51.905 with Hungry claiming the top of the podium with a time of 1:51:587.
In the mixed action, Vincent and Mark Oldershaw paddled to the silver in the C2 Mixed 500m. Crossing the finish line with a time of 1:45:483 seconds, the pair was more than excited with their results as a team.
On Saturday, Brittnay Crew broke her own record with a throw of 18.61 metres at the Halle International Throws Festival in Germany. Battling with a reoccurring foot injury, the Mississauga native is now ranked fourth in the world and surpassed the Tokyo 2020 qualifying standard.
Gaby Dabrowski continues to represent Canada at the 2019 Roland Garros in both the women’s doubles and mixed doubles action.
Dabrowski and Chinese partner, Xu Yifan won their second round match 6-1, 6-1 advancing to the third round of the tournament.
In mixed doubles, her and her Croatian partner, Mate Pavic moved on to the quarter finals from their 7-6(5), 6-2 win against Olaru/Skugor.
This was a big weekend for Artistic Swimming at the 2019 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Quebec City, Canada. Defending on home soil, Team Canada clenched two golds and one silver.
In the team combo event, telling the tale of the Hogwarts and its four houses, the team swam to the top of the podium with a score of 80.0667. In the team highlight event, Canada scored the best of the season and gold at the event with a score of 89.3667.
Swimming along to Freddie Mercury’s “Somebody to Love”, Jacqueline Simoneau captured a silver medal in the free solo and accomplished a personal best score of 90.8667.
At the FINA Champions Swim Series in Indianapolis, Penny Oleksiak finished first in the 200m freestyle, and third in the 100m butterfly.
Kylie Masse ruled the backstroke with a first place finish in the 100m backstroke and 50m backstroke bringing home two glass stars and a bronze in the 200m.
In the 200m medley, Sydney Pickrem claimed second place.
In Mendoza, Argentina the men kicked off their first weekend of the Volleyball Nations League with a 2-1 record. Team Canada opened with a loss to Bulgaria on Friday (3-1), but came back in game two to win against Portugal (3-0). The final game against the home-town favourites brought in their third win with a score of 3-1.
The women were at the Women’s Challenge Cup Qualifier tournament, at the Sportplex Beau-Château in Chateauguay, Quebec. After silencing Puerto Rico, the girls finished with an outstanding 3-0 record (25-21, 25-20, 25-20). This shutout has landed the women a spot at the 2019 Women’s Challenger Cup in Peru on June 26-30.
On Sunday, the Canadian Show Jumping Team won on Home soil in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ in Langley, BC.
Canada was a strong opponent throughout the competition, at the half-way point they had a score of zero. Unfortunately even with the major win, the team missed out on qualifying for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final to be held in Barcelona, Spain after finishing third in the overall rankings.