Vincent-Lapointe wins canoe sprint medal for Canada at Tokyo Olympics

Aug 4 2021, 8:03 pm

Canadian Laurence Vincent-Lapointe has won silver in the women’s C1 canoe 200m sprint event at the Tokyo Olympics.


Fellow Canadian Katie Vincent finished eighth in the final with a time of 47.834.

Vincent-Lapointe, a 29-year-old from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, has won 11 gold medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in various events, including four in the C1-200 metres. But Harrison has emerged in recent years as a key competitor, having won her first world championship medal in 2019.

The medal was Canada’s sixteenth of the Tokyo Olympics, and their fifth silver medal.

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