Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (CAN)

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe (CAN)

CACanada
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
27 May 1992
Height
182 cm
Weight
80 kg
Residence
Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Science - University of Montreal: Canada

Biography

General Interest

Nicknames
Smiley (worldpaddleawards.com, 28 Oct 2015)
Hobbies
Working with her hands, reading, spending time with friends. (canoeniagara.ca, 04 Aug 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2010 World Championships in Poznan, Poland. (canoeniagara.ca, 04 Aug 2013)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mathieu Pelletier. (canoeicf.com, 2011)
Hero / Idol
Canadian sprint paddlers Mallorie Nicholson and Dave Frost. (canoeicf.com, 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games, and to become a doctor. (cbc.ca, 2015)
Other information
OLYMPIC FRUSTRATION
As a multiple world championship winner in the C1 200m, she has not competed at the Olympic Games as only kayak sprint events are on the Olympic programme for female paddlers. "What I am sad about is that we have been working hard over the last few years to make sure that we would be ready whenever they wanted us to race. I'll be waiting, but I am impatient for the 2020 Games [in Tokyo], hoping that we will be there." (cbc.ca, 2015)

TRAINING SLOWDOWN
During her studies she had less time to train, but her coach Mathieu Pelletier believes that period could help to extend her career. "She had to slow down her training volume in the off-season, so it helped her body to heal a little bit. She will be able to keep going a year or two more than she could have because of those slowdowns." (cbc.ca, 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began paddling at age 12 or 13.
Why this sport?
She followed her friend into the sport. "At first I was really bad because I was tall. It was hard for me to keep my balance and I didn't like kayaking. I would keep tipping and in canoe too, even more so in canoe, but I liked it. It was more of a challenge to do canoeing. I kept going, but it took me two years of falling before I did a practice without falling."
Club / Team
Trois Rivieres: Quebec, QC, CAN
Name of coach
Mathieu Pelletier [personal], CAN

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
World ChampionshipsC1 200mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women49.3544Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women46.4191Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women2:09.2924Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Women51.3301Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Women2:03.0041Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Women48.8761Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Women2:01.0281Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women48.1881Best result