Adam paddling in a kayak
Adam Joseph van Koeverden (born January 29, 1982) is a Canadian sprint canoer. He was born in Oakville, Ontario. His home club is the Burloak Canoe Club in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
He won a bronze medal in the K-1 1000 m at the 1999 world junior championships in Zagreb, Croatia, and then became world junior marathon champion in 2000. His first success as a senior came with a silver medal at the 2003 world championships in Gainesville, Georgia in the men's K-1 1000 m event. At the 2004 Summer Olympics Van Koeverden won two medals, including a gold in the K-1 500 m and a bronze in the K-1 1000 m. He was Canada's flag bearer at the closing ceremonies and was later awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's top athlete of 2004.