Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ontario won two medals this past week at a World Cup Sprint Canoe event in Paris, France. The Olympic bronze medalist won the silver medal in the women’s C2 500 metres with Sloan MacKenzie of Waverley, Nova Scotia on Thursday, and a silver medal in the women’s C1 200 metres on Friday. Vincent and MacKenzie were two of four Canadians to win a medal in the women’s C2 500 metres. Sophia Jensen of Edmonton, Alberta and Julia Lilley-Osende of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia won the bronze medal. Vincent won her Olympic bronze medal with Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec in the women’s C2 500 metres at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.
Vincent and MacKenzie had a second place time of 1:57.01. Jensen and Lilley-Osende had a third place time of 1:58.02. Shixiao Xu and Mengya Sun of China won the gold medal with a time of 1:56.13. MacKenzie and Vincent reached the podium by 1.77 seconds and Jensen and Lilley-Osende reached the podium by 0.76 seconds. Giada Bragato and Bianka Nagy of Hungary finished in fourth place with a time of 1:58.78.
Vincent had a second place time of 45.84 seconds. Wenjun Lin of China won the gold medal with a time of 45.61 seconds. Maria Maillard of Chile won the bronze medal with a time of 46.3 seconds. Vincent reached the podium by 0.47 seconds over Maria Corbera of Spain, who had a fourth place time of 46.31 seconds. The medals for Vincent, MacKenzie, Jensen and Lilley-Osende will give them plenty of confidence as they earned a medal on the same waters that will be hosting the 2024 Olympic Games.