Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ontario won the gold medal on Sunday at the 2021 World Canoeing Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark according to the Canadian Press. Vincent, who won the bronze medal with Laurence Vincent-Lapointe in the women’s C2-500 metres at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, now has three gold medals at the World Canoeing Championships. The other two gold medals came in the C2-500 metre discipline with Vincent-Lapointe. The first came at the 2017 World Sprint Canoeing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. The second came at the 2018 World Sprint Canoeing Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.
In the women’s C-1 200 metres on Sunday, Vincent posted a gold medal winning time of 46.52 seconds. Antia Jacome of Spain won the silver medal with a time of 46.79 seconds. Dorota Borowska of Poland won the bronze medal with a time of 46.90 seconds. Vincent earned a medal by 0.51 seconds over Liudmyla Luzan of Ukraine, who finished in fourth place with a time of 47.03 seconds.
Vincent, a 15-year member of the Mississauga Canoe Club, now has four career medals at the World Sprint Canoeing Championships. She also won the bronze medal in the women’s C-1 500 metres at the 2018 World Sprint Canoeing Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal. The gold medal will give Vincent confidence as she prepares for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.