After a tumultuous start in qualifying (Tokyo), Lawrence Vincent-Lapoint and Katie Vincent finally reached the C2 500m semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics.
They stormed into the quarterfinals after finishing third in their heat on Friday morning. Minutes, 2.259 seconds (2 minutes 2.259 s).
The semi-finals will take place on Saturday.
The Canadian pair, the world champions in 2017 and 2018, finished second in the quarterfinals 2 2 minutes 2.170 seconds, one second behind the German boat, and second in qualifying. Only the first two boats went straight to the semi-finals.
Vincent-Lapoint and Vincent certainly expected not to go through the quarters, playing full time from 11:27 local time. Mercury experiences a temperature of 32 degrees Celsius and a temperature of 39 degrees Celsius during this time.
The Canadian team also said the two athletes did not want to meet the two authors on the site “for health reasons”.
All rovers from other countries passed through the mixed zone.
This is the first time in the history of the Olympic Games that a women’s canoe has competed. On Thursday, Vincent-Lapoint won a silver medal in the C1 200m. Like Vincent, who finished eighth, she qualified directly for the semi-finals of the event.
Canada has had a mixed day in other races, especially the women’s K4 500m.
Andrean Langlois, Mitchell Russell, Alanna Bray-Lougheid and Madeleine Schmidt, who were targeted for the top-5 in the Games, finished eighth and final in the quarter-finals. One spot in the first six boats was enough to qualify him.
All four Canadians have to do with the B final.
On the men’s side, Pierre-Luke Pauline, Nicolas Matveev, Mark de Jonge and Simon McDowish finished fifth in their quarter-finals and reached the semifinals. Six boats in seven docks passed the race on Saturday.
In the C1 1000m, Nova Scotian Connor, who finished third in qualifying and lost his direct qualification, recovered in the Fitzpatrick Quarters. He finished second in 4 minutes 9.622 seconds, two seconds behind the winner of this round, as Polish Viktor Glazunov (4 minutes 7.632 s) reached the semi-finals.
However, the games for Ontario’s Roland Varga ended after he finished sixth in his quarterfinals. The first two got Saturday passes.