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Andreanne Langlois earns Canada another athlete quota spot for Rio Olympics

May 21, 2016 - 4:51 PM

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Andreanne Langlois won the women's K1 200 metres on Saturday at the Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships and Continental Olympic Qualifier to earn Canada another athlete quota spot at this summer's Rio Olympic Games.

Langlois, from Quebec City, started working out with teammate Emilie Fournel during spring training camp and has noticed a speed surge since.

"I was ready at trials and even more ready for Pan Ams. I realized this is my time to shine and it worked," said Langlois.

Ryan Cochrane, of Windsor, N.S., and Etienne Morneau, from Quebec City, finished second in the men's K2 200 crew. Brazil took gold by edging the Canadians by a seventh of a second.

Ottawa's Ben Tardioli captured silver in the men's C1 200.

Hannah Vaughan, of Dartmouth, N.S., won three gold medals in non-qualifier senior events, including the women's K1 1,000. Vaughan paired with Lissa Bissonnette, of Sherbrooke, Que., to capture the K2 1,000 and 200 metre races.

Maxim Poulin, from Lac Beauport, Que., and Tom Hall, of Dartmouth, N.S., were third in the senior men's C2 200.

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