Adam van Koeverden

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Adam van Koeverden

Adam van Koeverden (born January 29, 1982 in Oakville ) is a Canadian politician ( Liberal Party ) and former single kayak driver who competed in shallow water over the 500 and 1000 meter distances. He won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens on the 500-meter course and bronze over the 1000 meters. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing , he was the flag bearer for the Canadian team at the opening ceremony.

Athletic career

Adam van Koeverden has won almost 20 World Cup races in kayaks over the 500 and 1000 meter distances since 2005 . At the Canoe Racing World Championships 2003 in Gainesville he was second over the 1000 meters with a time of 3: 29.720 minutes. In 2004 van Koeverden took part in the Summer Olympics in Athens and won the gold medal over the 500 meters. He also won the bronze medal on the 1000 meter course. A year later, at the Canoe Racing World Championships in Zagreb in 2005 , van Koeverden was runner-up in the 1000 meters and third in the 500 meters. At the 2006 World Championships in Szeged he was only able to take fourth place over both distances.

At the 2007 Canoe Racing World Championships in Duisburg , Adam van Koeverden won the 500-meter title in 1: 36.279 minutes. He was also runner-up in the 1000 meter world championship. Van Koeverden takes part in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and was allowed to carry the Canadian flag at the opening ceremony. He started in the Olympic rowing and canoeing park Shunyi over both distances, over the short distance he won the silver medal, in the 1000 meter distance he finished eighth. At the 2009 World Championships in Dartmouth , Canada , he finished 3rd in the kayak one.

Political career

In the election in 2019 van Koeverden appeared in the south of Ontario located constituency Milton for the Liberal Party of. He defeated the previous incumbent Lisa Raitt of the Conservative Party with 51.7 percent of the vote and thus moved into the Canadian lower house .

Web links

Commons : Adam van Koeverden  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. October 21, 2019 Federal Election Election Results. October 21, 2019, accessed December 22, 2019 .