Brianna Hennessy wins second medal at Para canoe world championships

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 28, 2023

Takes bronze in KL1 200


DUISBURG, Germany – Brianna Hennessy of Ottawa collected her second medal at the Para canoe world championships on Sunday with a bronze medal in the women’s KL1 200-metre.

Hennessy, also a silver medallist in the VL2 200 earlier in the week, repeated her performance from last year’s worlds in Dartmouth, N.S. to firmly establish herself as one of Canada’s top medal contenders one year out of Paris 2024.

In Sunday’s final, Maryna Mazhula of Ukraine won the gold medal in 51.824 seconds followed by Katherinne Wollermann of Chile in second at 53.571. Hennessy followed closely in 53.800.

On Saturday, Mathieu St-Pierre of Shawinigan, Que. was eighth in the men’s VL2 200.

Canada won three medals in Para canoe at the integrated event. Erica Scarff of Mississauga, Ont. was a silver medallist in the women’s VL3 200 on Friday.

Canada fourth in women’s goalball at IBSA World Games

In the women’s goalball tournament at the International Blind Sports Association Games, Canada lost 2-0 to Brazil in the bronze medal match to place fourth.

The Canadians started the tournament with four straight victories in the preliminary round and advanced to the semifinals before falling 6-1 to China on Saturday.

Canadian team members were Whitney Bogart, Amy Burk, and Emma Reinke, all of Ottawa, and Meghan Mahon from Calgary.

Next on the schedule for the team is the Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile in November.

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