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22 May 2008

Canadian Paddlers in all 12 Olympic Events

For the first time ever, Canada will race in all 12 sprint canoe and kayak races at the Olympic Games. Canada's previous highest number of boats qualified was 10 in 2004. Events are K-1 500m Men, K-1 1000m Men, K-2 500m Men, K-2 1000m Men, K-4 1000m Men, C-1 500m Men, C-1 1000m Men, C-2 500m Men, C-2 1000m Men, K-1 500m Women, K-2 500m Women, K-4 500m Women.
Some of the qualifiers are Kristin Gauthier of Ottawa. Mylanie Barre of Lac-Beauport, Que., Karen Furneaux of Waverley, N.S., Andrew Russell of Dartmouth, N.S., Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivieres, Que. [2008 Olympic Canoe/Kayak Events]

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