Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ontario had a weekend to remember at the World Cup canoeing event in Szeged, Hungary this past weekend. She won four medals including two medals in events with Olympic status. Vincent won gold in the women’s C1 500 metres, gold in the C1 5000 metres, silver in the women’s C1 200 metres, and bronze in the women’s C2 500 metres. The bronze medal came alongside Sloan MacKenzie of Waverley, Nova Scotia.
The two events with Olympic status that Vincent landed on the podium in Hungary were the women’s C2 500 metres and the women’s C1 200 metres. Vincent won her Olympic medal in the women’s C2 500 metres alongside Laurence Vincent Lapointe of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.
In the women’s C1 200 metres on Friday, Vincent had a winning time of 46.1 seconds. Yarisleidis Duboys of Cuba won the gold medal with a time of 45.99 seconds. Anita Jacome of Spain won the bronze medal with a time of 46.83 seconds. Vincent earned a medal by 1.27 seconds over Wenjun Lin of China who was in fourth place with a time of 47.37 seconds.
In the women’s C2 500 metres on Saturday, Vincent and MacKenzie had a time of 2:02.45. They reached the podium by 0.25 seconds over Giada Bragato and Bianka Nagy of Hungary, who were in fourth place with a time of 2:02.70. Shixiao Xu and Mengya Sun of China won the gold medal with a time of 2:01.34. Antia Jerome and Maria Corbera of Spain won the bronze medal with a time of 2:02.23. The medals for Vincent and MacKenzie will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.