07/14/2015 10:33 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 05:59 EDT

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe, Canadian canoeist, wins gold in C1-200m

Canadian canoeist Laurence Vincent-Lapointe won the gold medal in women's C1-200 metres at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Tuesday.

Following Vincent-Lapointe's golden performance, Michelle Russell earned a silver medal in the K1-200 event for the hosts.

In the first race of the day, Canadians Hannah Vaughan and Emilie Fournel were fourth in the women's K-2 500, missing the podium by just five-hundredths of a second.