Canadian Laurence Vincent-Lapointe has won silver in the women’s C1 canoe 200m sprint event at the Tokyo Olympics.
SILVER FOR CANADA! 🇨🇦 🥈
Laurence Vincent Lapointe has done it in women’s canoe sprint,200m making it Canada’s first canoe sprint medal EVER!
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 5, 2021
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.