Amateur Sports News

Van Koeverden headlines Canada's paddling team Jul 21, 2009 - 7:41 am PST
Three-time Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden headlines the 40-member Canadian paddling team headed to the world canoe and kayak championships, slated for Aug. 12-16 in Dartmouth, N.S. CBC

3rd open-water world title for German swimmer Jul 21, 2009 - 7:07 am PST
Germany's Thomas Lurz won his third consecutive five-kilometre open water title and Australian Melissa Gorman edged Olympic champion Larisa Ilchenko on the women's side Tuesday at the world aquatics championships in Rome. CBC

2009 World Aquatics Championships: Synchro Team Jul 21, 2009 - 3:48 am PST
A look at Canada's synchro team headed to the World Championships in Rome, July 17-Aug.2. CBC

Heymans captures diving silver at worlds Jul 21, 2009 - 3:26 am PST
Canadian diver Emilie Heymans won a silver medal in women's three-metre springboard diving at the World Aquatics Championships in Rome on Tuesday. CBC

2009 world aquatics: Broken record? Jul 20, 2009 - 3:04 pm PST
Further advances in suit technology and friendlier start times mean a slew of swimming marks could fall (again) at the world championships in Rome. CBC

Abel, Heymans in 3-metre springboard final Jul 20, 2009 - 7:41 am PST
Canadians Jennifer Abel and Emilie Heymans qualified Monday for the women's three-metre springboard diving final at the world aquatics championships. CBC

Canadian swimmer takes 3rd in synchro event Jul 20, 2009 - 2:48 am PST
Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon stood Monday on the podium alongside fellow swimmers she has admired for years after capturing Canada's first synchronized medal at a world championship since 2001. CBC

Canada edged for bronze in women's 10m synchro diving Jul 19, 2009 - 12:45 pm PST
After finishing second in the morning's preliminaries, the Canadian synchro diving duo of Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion narrowly missed the podium, turning in a fourth place finish at the world aquatics championships in Rome. CBC

Swimmers Pierse, Reason give Canada hope Jul 19, 2009 - 7:01 am PST
Prior to last summer's Beijing Games, the Canadian women's swim team had few ideas about which athletes would take the program out of its doldrums. CBC

Despatie, Ross take Canada's 1st 2009 world aquatic medal Jul 18, 2009 - 2:23 pm PST
Alexandre Despatie of Laval, Que., and Reuben Ross of Regina put in a superb final dive to win a bronze medal in the men's three-metre synchro springboard competition at the world aquatic championships. CBC

All eyes set on Phelps at swimming worlds Jul 16, 2009 - 5:45 am PST
Swim fans hoping to see Michael Phelps attempt another unprecedented podium haul will have to set their sights a little lower. CBC

Canadian swim phenom set to take on the world Jul 15, 2009 - 11:55 am PST
Canadian swimmer Amanda Reason, who recently broke the world record in the 50-metre breaststroke, is now heading to the world championships in Rome where she hopes to showcase her incredible speed. CBC