Olympians Oldershaw and Fournel post top Canadian results at Canoe Marathon World Championships

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

OTTAWA, ON - Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, ON posted the top Canadian result on Saturday 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 ten minutes to complete.

Emilie Fournel, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian from Lachine, QC finished thirteenth in Senior Women’s K1. Tamlyn Bohm of Toronto finished sixteenth 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.

Silver medals for Lang and Bohm in Master’s Marathon

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, BC finished thirteenth in the Master Men’s K1, 70-74 age category.

Summary of Results - World Marathon Championships

Athlete/Event/Result
Mark Oldershaw (Burlington, ON) Senior Men C1 (25.8 km) 7th (2:10:38)
Emilie Fournel (Lachine, QC) & Tamlyn Bohm (Toronto, ON) Senior Women K2 (25.8 km) 9th (1:58:46)
Emilie Fournel (Lachine, QC)
Senior Women K1 (25.8 km) 13th (2:08:39)
Zach Morgan (Kamloops, BC) Junior Men C1 (17.2 km) 14th (1:37:32)
Keiffer Johnson (Kamloops, BC) Junior Men C1 (17.2 km) 15th (1:38:54)
Tamlyn Bohm (Toronto, ON) Senior Women K1 (25.8 km) 16th (2:09:44)
Dave Anderson (Winnipeg, MB) & Jason Rusu (Calgary, AB) Senior Men K2 (30.1 km) 21st (2:14:53)
Neil Lang (Waverley, NS) U23 Men K1 (25.8 km) 22nd (2:07:11)
Frank Desrosier (Ottawa, ON) U23 Men K1 (25.8 km) 23rd (2:16:10)
Michael Thomas (Quebec, QC) & Richard Macdonald (Quebec, QC) Senior Men K2 (30.1 km) 24th (2:35:57)
Mark Marschalko (Halifax, NS) Junior Men K1 (21.5 km) 28th (1:42:06)
Jan Malherbe (Duncan, BC)

Senior Men K1 (30.1 km) 28th (2:21:08)
Jason Rusu (Calgary, AB)

Senior Men K1 (30.1 km) 29th (2:21:31)
Eric Slamen (Richmond Hill, ON) &
Mark Marschalko (Halifax, NS) Junior Men’s K2 (21.5 km) DNF
Zach Morgan (Kamloops, BC) & Keiffer Johnson (Kamloops, BC) Junior Men’s C2 (17.2 km)
DNF
Eric Slamen (Richmond Hill, ON) Junior Men K1 (21.5 km) DNF
Jon Pike (Dartmouth, NS) Senior Men C1 (25.8 km) DNF
Summary of Results - Masters Marathon World Cup

Athlete/Event/Result
Robert Lang (Rothsay, NB) K1 Men (Master 55-59) 2nd (1:24.07)
Silver medal
Robert Lang (Rothsay, NB) & Darryl Bohm (Toronto, ON) K2 Men (Master 55-59) 2nd (1:22.30)
Silver medal
Marc Nemec (Richmond Hill, ON) & Karel Suler (Switzerland) K2 Men (Master 55-59) 4th (1:26.05)
Marc Nemec (Richmond Hill, ON) K1 Men (Master 65-69) 5th (1:29.10)
Darryl Bohm (Toronto, ON) K1 Men (Master 55-59) 6th (1:29.47)
Fridrich Lederer (Vancouver, BC) K1 Men (Master 70-74) 13th (1:45.52)

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