Golden day for Brunet
SZEGED, Hungary (CP) -- Triple world champion Caroline Brunet of Lac-Beauport, Que., won
three golds and a bronze yesterday at the third stop on the World Cup paddling
Brunet was first in the K-1 500 metres, an event in which she won silver at
Atlanta in 1996, clocking one minute and 59.655 seconds. Josefa Idem of
Germany was second and Katrin Borchert of Australia was third
"This was probably the last meet before the Olympics that most the world's
best are together and (Brunet) wanted to show her stuff," Canadian Canoe
Association high-performance director Graham Barton said.
In her other Olympic-event race, Brunet was third with Karen Furneaux of
Waverley, N.S., in the K-2 500. Brunet also grabbed golds in the K-1 200 and
the K-2 200 with Furneaux.