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PROFILE: Caroline Brunet
Brunet shows good form in kayak
 PENRITH LAKES, Australia -- In these Olympic Games, where Canadians -- those at least who are still paying attention -- are looking for someone, anyone, to step up and restore some of our battered national pride, Caroline Brunet stands as the best hope.
 The kayaker from Lac-Beauport, Que., solidified that belief Wednesday on the waters of the Sydney International Regatta Centre, easily qualifying for the finals of the women's K-1 500m event and, with partner Karen Furneaux of Waverley, N.S., for the final of the women's K-2 500m competition.

Brunet powers into a pair of finals in kayak
 SYDNEY (CP) -- Canadian kayaker Caroline Brunet cruised into a pair of finals Wednesday at the Olympics.
 The double gold medal threat from Lac Beauport, Que., won her K-1 500-metre in one minute 51.558 seconds and then teamed up with Karen Furneaux of Waverly, N.S., to finish third in their K-2 500-metre heat. The top three advance to the final.
 "We have a very powerful start and today we were bang on," Furneaux told CBC.

Aussies steer clear of Caroline's wake
By STEVE SIMMONS -- Toronto Sun
  Caroline Brunet's reputation precedes her.

 She is so admired in the world of paddling that when the host country Australia took aim at medals it thought it could win, it all but abandoned any shot at gold in Brunet's specialty event, the K1 500-metre race.
Caroline Brunet in the news
Brunet tabbed as golden girl of Canada's team
Brunet's selection an easy choice
Even her schedule is a pain
Brunet wins World Cup gold
Golden day for Brunet
Brunet paddling toward Sydney
Igali, Brunet take top amateur awards
Brunet named Canada's top athlete for '99
It's c'est la vie for kayak queen
Triple gold for Brunet at worlds
Stojko, Brunet honored
Brunet sweeps gold at Duisburg Regatta
Brunet makes waves at worlds in Nova Scotia
Brunet in pictures
The flag bearer
On the podium
Gold in '97
Sponsorship deal
Waving the flag
A flag & a team
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