Adam van Koeverden
Adam van Koeverden ( born January 29, 1982 in Oakville ) is a Canadian one - kayakers, the shallow water on the 500 - and 1000 - competes meter distance. He won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the 500 - meter track and bronze over the 1000 meters. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he was flag bearer for the Canadian team at the opening ceremony.
Adam van Koeverden won since 2005, almost 20 World Cup race in a kayak on the 500 - and 1000 -meter distance. The Canoe Racing World Championships 2003 in Gainesville, he finished second on the 1000 meters with a time of 3:29,720 minutes. In 2004, van Koeverden part in the Summer Olympic Games in Athens and won the gold medal in the 500 meters. On the 1,000 - meter course he took also the bronze medal. A year later, at the Canoe Sprint World Championships 2005 in Zagreb van Koeverden became vice world champion of the 1000 meter and third on the 500 meters. At the 2006 World Championships in Szeged, he could only occupy the fourth place over both distances.
The Canoe Racing World Championships 2007 in Duisburg Adam van Koeverden won in 1:36,279 minutes the title over the 500 meter distance. He was also runner-up on the 1000 meters. Van Koeverden participates in the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and was allowed to carry the Canadian flag at the opening ceremony. He walked in the Olympic Rowing - Canoeing Park, Shunyi over both distances at the start, over the short distance he won the Silver Medal at the 1000 meter course, he finished eighth. At the 2009 World Championships in Canada Dartmouth, he finished 3rd place in the kayak one.