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Germany wins four canoe-kayak medals

DORNEY, England, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Sebastian Brendel highlighted a big showing for Germany in the Olympic canoe-kayak finals Wednesday, winning the 1,000-meter singles canoe event.

Olympic Medal: M K1 1000 Canoeing

DORNEY, England, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Erik Veras Larsen of Norway won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the men's singles 1,000-meter kayak race.

Kayak pair suffers rare loss

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Saul Craviotto and Carlos Perez of Spain pulled off the biggest of the surprises Saturday on the final day of canoe/kayak racing at the Olympics.

Olympic Medal:

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ken Wallace of Australia won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the men's single kayak 500-meter race.

Kayaker named Canadian Olympic flag bearer

TORONTO, July 23 (UPI) -- Gold Medal-winning kayaker Adam van Koeverden has been selected to be the bearer of the Canadian flag at the Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

Olympic Medal: Men's Single Kayak 500

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the men's single kayak 500 meters:

Olympic Medal: Men's Single Kayak 1000

ATHENS, Greece, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Olympic medal winners in the men's single kayak 1,000 meters:
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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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Adam van Koeverden."
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