Canada wins triple gold at canoe/kayak Pan-Ams
Last Updated: Monday, July 6, 2009
The Canadian Press
Mallorie Nicholson, seen here racing at the Canada Games, won gold Sunday at the Pan American canoe and kayak championships in Brazil. (Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press)
Mallorie Nicholson of Oakville, Ont., and the canoe pairs team of Jenna Marks and Maria Halavrezos of Dartmouth, N.S., collected their third gold medals Sunday in the 200-metre finals at the Pan American canoe and kayak championships in Rio de Janeiro.
Canada finished the three-day competition with 23 medals: 11 gold, 10 silver and two bronze.
Nicholson won the three women’s canoe singles (C-1) events of 200, 500 and 1,000 metres, while Marks and Halavrezos did the same in the women’s C-2.
Congratulations to Mallorie and the rest of the Canadian team!
Previous blog entry about Mallorie here.
Mallorie has to be regarded as one of the world’s best female sprint canoeists. She is the Canadian champion at every distance she competes in, but has virtually no international circuit to test herself against. If she did compete internationally on a regular basis, we’d be looking at the career of a World Champion.
She won the Junior and Senior C1 (Canadian 1) titles at all distances — 200, 500 & 1,000m — at last summer’s Canadian championships in Dartmouth.
She helped us out in our CBC profile of the Burloak Canoe and Kayak Club for the Beijing Summer Olympics.