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Canada wins 2nd medal in Olympic debut of ladies’s canoe sprint in Tokyo

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Canada wins 2nd medal in Olympic debut of ladies’s canoe sprint in Tokyo

Posted August 6, 2021 10: 40 pm

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Canada’s Laurence Vincent-Lapointe and Katie Vincent took the bronze medal in the Olympic debut of the ladies’s 500-metre double canoe sprint in Tokyo on Saturday.

The duo started strong and shot ahead of the remainder of the pack, however came upon themselves in fifth location at the midway be aware and needed to claw their blueprint wait on to 3rd location.

China gained the gold medal after swiftly surging to the lead ahead of the Canadians and staying out front till the tip. Ukraine captured silver.

The bronze marks the 2nd medal gained by Vincent-Lapointe at these Video games. She captured silver in the ladies’s 200-metre single canoe sprint earlier this week.

The Tokyo Video games be aware the first Olympics the achieve ladies gain competed in the canoe sprint events. Sooner than this year, ladies were relegated to the kayak allotment of the competition.

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Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent were amongst doubtlessly the most vocal athletes behind the sprint to include ladies in the game.

The win offers Canada 23 medals at the Tokyo Olympics, its 2nd-most ever in a non-boycotted Summer time Video games.


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