Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Heartbeat Highlights

Here are some highlights from the past week in Canadian sports.

The SportCafé website is a great place to see posts from athletes about their personal experiences. The Latest News section also have news from Canadian sports organizations.

This week's highlight posts include:

  • Andréanne Pichette at the Canada Cup mountain cycling (in French) with photos and video link. Click here.
  • Alexandra McGee securing her spot on the Slalom kayak national team. Click here.
  • Rob Watson planning on running the Ottawa 10K and ending up winning the National Championship (Ottawa) Marathon. Click here.

Canoe Kayak Piešt’any International Regatta U23

Canada will be hosting the World Junior and U23 Championships in Welland August 1-4. Canada's junior and U23 team including SportCafé co-founder Antoine Meunier represented Canada at the Piešt’any International Regatta in Slovakia this past weekend.

Here is the video for the C1 U23 200m. Antoine is in lane 8 (second from the bottom) and Ben Tardioli is in lane 5.

The strong Canadian team collected 19 medals including wins in:
U23 Women's K2 500 - Andreanne Langlois and Lissa Bissonnette
U23 Men's C1 1000 - Marc Tarling
U23 Women's K2 1000 - Madeleine Schmidt and Andreanne Langlois
U23 K2 Women 200 - Andreanne Langlois and Lissa Bissonnette
U23 C2 Men 200 - Antoine Meunier and Ben Tardioli

Full Canadian results
Full race results
YouTube Videos


The Canadian Gymnastics Championships were held in Ottawa. Performance videos are available to view on Gymnastics Canada YouTube channel by clicking here.

Men's Gymnastics Champions:
Senior Floor - Robert Watson
Senior High Bar - René Cournoyer
Senior Parallel Bars - Jayd Lukenchuk
Senior Pommel Horse - Anderson Loran
Senior Rings - Kevin Lytwyn
Senior Vault - Brandon O'Neill
Senior All Around - Hugh Smith

Women's Gymnastics Champions:
Senior Floor - Gabriella Douglas
Senior Uneven Bars - Kaitlyn Hofland
Senior Beam - Ellie Black
Senior Vault - Megan Chant
Senior All Around - Ellie Black (video beam)

Senior Trampoline Champions:
Jason Burnett (video)
Samantha Sendel (video)

Judo World Masters in Russia

Antoine Valois-Fortier was disappointed with his 5th place finish but he was rewarded with the Ippon of the day. Click here to see it. His bronze medal match is at the 4:40 mark of this video.

Kelita Zupancic won the silver medal in the 70kg category. You can see her final match at the 1:26:00 mark by clicking here.

CanoeKayak Slalom Canada National Team

Team trials were held this past weekend in Minden, Ontario. More info and results.

Senior Men's K1
Five-time Olympian David Ford (Elite, National)
Ben Hayward (Elite, National, C2 Elite)
John Hastings (Elite, National)

Senior Women's K1
Jessica Groeneveld (Elite, National)
Thea Froehlich (National)

Senior Men's C1
Cameron Smedley (Elite, National, U23, C2 Elite)

Senior Women's C1
Haley Daniels (Elite, National and U23)
Alexandra McGee (National and U23)

The full list can be found here.

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