Brunet sweeps gold at Duisburg Regatta
DUISBURG, Germany (CP) -- Olympic silver medallist Caroline Brunet of Lac-Beauport, Que., won
three gold medals this weekend in women's kayak singles at the prestigious
Brunet, 28, confirmed her status as Canada's top medal hopeful at the world
championships Aug. 19-24 in Dartmouth, N.S.
She won the K-1 200 metres, the K-1 500 and the K-1 1,000 which is a new
event for women.
"The 1,000 metres is an event we've been pushing to get for women for some
time," said Canadian high performance director Rob Sleeth of Ottawa. "We're
not surprised Caroline did that well."
Olympic finalist Steve Giles, 24, of Lake Echo, N.S., added three silvers
in men's canoe singles. Giles, 24, was a runner-up to German Olympic gold
medallist Andreas Dittmer in C-1 200, C-1 500 and C-1 1,000.
The Buday brothers, Attila and Tamas from Port Credit, also enjoyed a
strong competition. They placed fourth in the C-2 1,000 and fifth in the C-2
In women's K-2 events, Kamini Jain of Vancouver and Danica Rice of Toronto,
a last-minute pairing, surprised the Canadian coaching staff with a fourth in
the 500 metres and a fifth in the 1,000.