Canadian Olympic medallist

MOSCOW — Canadian Olympic medallist Mark de Jonge set a world record en route to capturing gold in the mens K1 200-metre race at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships on Sunday. De Jonge, from Halifax, finished first in 33.961 seconds to beat the 1992 mark of 33.980 set by Frances Olivier Lasak. “I was so happy today crossing the finish line and realizing I had won gold,” said de Jonge, who also won bronze at the 2012 London Games. “My entire year has been geared toward the world championships and a lot of thought, hard work and focus on the finest details went into my preparation. It was really rewarding to have everything pay off. Ive thought about this day for years and the joy and satisfaction of winning is as good as I could have ever imagined.” Elsehwere, Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivieres, Que., won gold in the womens C1 200 to make her an eight-time world champion. Vincent-Lapointe and Sarah-Jane Caumartin of Otterburn, Que., finished just off the podium in the C2 500 in fourth place. Ben Russell of Dartmouth, N.S., and Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny of Trois-Rivieres finished fourth in the mens C2 1,000, while Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, Ont., was fifth in the mens K1 500. Though it hasnt been easy for Calgary coach Bob Hartley to stomach, the Flames continue finding ways to come back and win. After rallying to beat the Ducks last week and coming off yet another comeback victory, the Flames look to avoid losing their 19th consecutive regular-season game in Anaheim tonight. Never mind the grey hair, Ill have to get my heart checked, Hartley said after Calgary rallied to beat New Jersey on Saturday. I dont know how they do it but we found a way again. Were not making it easy but were making it interesting. Trailing 2-0 after one period and 3-1 after two, Calgary (13-7-2) scored three times in the third, including twice with its goalie pulled, before prevailing 5-4 in a shootout. It was the first time in team history that the Flames scored twice with their goalie pulled in favor of an extra attacker. Calgarys league-leading five victories when trailing after two periods are one more than it had in that same scenario last season. The Flames rebounded after twice rallying to tie Chicago before falling 4-3 on Thursday. That defeat came two days after Calgary overcame a 2-0 deficit to win 4-3 in a shootout against Anaheim (13-4-5). We attack, we attack a lot, and we create a lot of scoring chances, backup goaltender Karri Ramo told the Flames official website. Sometimes it comes and bites us, but thats what Ive noticed and think its the reason we find success when were behind. We play on the edge all the time and keep pushing. Former Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller made 24 saves and allowed one of three players to score during the shootout Tuesday in his first game against the team with which he spent his first seven seasonns.dddddddddddd To be able to play with that team means a lot, said Hiller, who has a 3.45 goals-against average while splitting his last four starts. Its likely Hiller will be in net for his return to Anaheim, where the Flames are 0-13-5 in the regular season since a 5-1 victory Jan. 19, 2004. They are 0-12-5 there since a 5-2 win during the 2006 playoffs. Defenseman Dennis Wideman scored twice against the Ducks last week and added another goal versus Chicago before being held without a point Saturday. Teammate Curtis Glencross matched his season goal output with two against the Devils. He has seven points in his last seven games, but none in the last six versus Anaheim. Kyle Palmieri had the tying goal in the third period at Calgary and opened the scoring Sunday as Anaheim beat Arizona 2-1 for its first regulation victory since Nov. 2. The Ducks went 2-1-5 between regulations wins, but still had to sweat things out Sunday. We got to learn to play with the lead a little bit better and learn to finish them off instead of inviting them back in, said Frederik Andersen, who made 26 saves after posting a 3.62 GAA while going 1-1-2 in his previous five starts. Andersen allowed all three goals on 19 shots and two in the shootout against the Flames last week. Ryan Getzlaf was blanked at Calgary, but has six goals and 15 assists during a 13-game regular-season home point streak against the Flames. It seems unlikely that Anaheim defenseman Clayton Stoner will be available after missing Sundays contest because of a possible case of the mumps. Teammates Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin each missed five games this month with the virus. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘