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Monday, June 23, 1997
PROFILE: Caroline Brunet
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 Duisburg Regatta.

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-2 500.

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.
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Brunet in pictures
The flag bearer
On the podium
Gold in '97
Sponsorship deal
Waving the flag
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