Katie Vincent, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe win gold at Canoe Sprint worlds

Canada's Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe continued their medal haul on the final day of competition at the Canoe Sprint world championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal, on Sunday.

The Canadian duo successfully defended their title in the women's C2 500-metre event, capturing gold in one minute 56.395 seconds, more than two seconds ahead of their closest competitor.


Hungary's Virág Balla and Kincso Takács picked up silver (1:58.632) while Belarus' Nadzeya Makarchanka and Volha Klimava rounded out the podium (2:00.485).

Vincent-Lapointe wasn't finished as she would later add another gold medal in the women's C1 5000. The Trois-Rivières, Que., native finished the race in a time of 27:43.020 ahead of Germany's Annika Loske by nearly 10 seconds. Chile's Maria Mailliard took home bronze with a time of 27:59.547.


The win gave Vincent-Lapointe her third gold medal of this year's world championships while Vincent leaves with three medals overall.

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