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Canada tops medal count at canoe sprint world cup event

05/17/2015 08:44 EDT | Updated 05/17/2016 05:59 EDT
Team Canada wrapped up the first canoe sprint world cup event of the season on Sunday by capturing seven more medals.

Combined with two golds on Saturday, the team's total reached nine for the weekend.

Canada topped the medal count for the event that took place in Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal.

Mark de Jonge of Halifax took silver in the Men's K1 200. 

Ben Russell of Dartmouth, N.S. and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny of Trois-Rivières, Que. made the podium with a bronze in the Men's C2 1000 to secure them a spot on both the Pan American Games and World Championships teams. 

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivières and Katie Vincent of Mississauga, Ont. placed first and second respectively in the Women's C1 200.

Mark Oldershaw of Burlington, Ont. won the Men's C1 500 to make for a double-gold weekend following his win in the 1000 metre on Saturday.

Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, Ont. earned silver in the Men's K1 500.

Maxim Poulin  of Lac Beauport, Que. and Aaron Rublee from Kamloops, B.C. raced to a second-place finish in the Men's C2 200.

The world cup season continues next weekend in Duisburg, Germany.

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