If the metal detectors didn’t go haywire at Galeão Airport when Mississauga Canoe Club’s Katie Vincent left Rio de Janeiro on April 23rd, someone had better call a técnico. Rapidamente!
Katie, recently turned 16, came home from the Pan American Sprint Canoe championships in Rio with three golds and two bronzes for her efforts in the C1 and C2. Considering she was only entered in five races – and was among the youngest competitors – her medal count should have garnered salutes from the aiport guards.
Katie won gold in the Junior Women’s C1 500m, Senior Women’s C1 200m and Senior Women’s C1 5000m. Partnered with Florence L’Abbe from the Pointe Claire Canoe Club, Katie won bronze in the Open Women’s C2 500m and the Open Women’s C2 200m.
If that didn’t set off the buzzers at the airport, it sure ignited the whoop-whoops at Missy.
Well done, Katie!