Olympian Oldershaw top Canadian at Canoe Marathons

Canoe-Kayak CanadaOlympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw of Burlington posted the top Canadian result on Saturday (Sept. 21) at the 2013 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. Oldershaw finished seventh in Senior Men’s C1. The 25.8 kilometre race which included six portages took Oldershaw just over 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete.

Émilie Fournel, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian from Lachine, QC finished 13th in Senior Women’s K1. Tamlyn Bohm of Toronto finished 16th in the same race on Saturday. Fournel and Bohm teamed up in the Senior Women’s K2 on Sunday and finished ninth.

Zach Morgan and Keiffer Johnson, both of Kamloops, BC, posted top-twenty results in the Junior Men’s C1. Morgan was fourteenth and Johnson was fifteenth. A team of fifteen paddlers and four masters represented Canada in Copenhagen.

The 2013 Masters World Cup took place in conjunction with the Marathon World Championships. Robert Lang of Rothsay, NB won a silver medal in the Master Men’s K1 in the 55-59 age category. The race came down to a tight finish and Lang was only a second away from victory. Darryl Bohm of Toronto placed sixth in the same race and the two teamed up to capture a silver medal in the Master Men’s K2.

Marc Nemec of Richmond Hill, ON had a fourth place finish in Master Men’s K2 in the 55-59 age category with a teammate from Switzerland. He also posted a fifth place result in K1 in the 65-69 age category. Fridrich Lederer of Vancouver finished 13th in the Master Men’s K1, 70-74 age category