Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec and Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ontario won the gold medal and silver medal respectively in the women’s C1 200 metres at a World Cup sprint canoeing competition in Duisburg, Germany on Saturday. They also teamed up to win the silver medal in the women’s C2 500 metres on Sunday.
In the women’s C1 200 metres, Vincent-Lapointe had a time of 45.996 seconds to win gold and Vincent had a time of 47.18 seconds to win silver. Kincso Takacs of Hungary won the bronze medal with a time of 47.206 seconds. Vincent-Lapointe reached the podium by 1.241 seconds over Luqi Zhang of China, who was in fourth place with a time of 47.237 seconds. Vincent reached the podium by 0.057 seconds.
In the women’s C2 500 metres, Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent had a second place time of 1:51.905. Virag Balla and Takacs of Hungary won the gold medal with a time of 1:51.587. Kseniia Kurach and Olesia Romasenko of Russia won the bronze medal with a time of 1:54.188. Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent reached the podium by 3.015 seconds over Yanan Ma and Mengya Sun of China, who were in fourth place with a time of 1:54.92. The two medals for Vincent-Lapointe and Vincent will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.