In this Aug. 10, 2014, file photo, Canada’s Mark De Jonge, right, rides his canoe after winning at the K1 men 200-meter final of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships 2014 in Moscow, Russia. After winning bronze in London, the 32-year-old engineer heads to Rio as a double world champion and world-record holder in the event, which he has compared to a drag race on water.
In this Aug. 10, 2014, file photo, Canada’s Mark De Jonge, right, rides his canoe after winning at the K1 men 200-meter final of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships 2014 in Moscow, Russia. After winning bronze in London, the 32-year-old engineer heads to Rio as a double world champion and world-record holder in the event, which he has compared to a drag race on water. Pavel Golovkin AP
In this Aug. 10, 2014, file photo, Canada’s Mark De Jonge, right, rides his canoe after winning at the K1 men 200-meter final of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships 2014 in Moscow, Russia. After winning bronze in London, the 32-year-old engineer heads to Rio as a double world champion and world-record holder in the event, which he has compared to a drag race on water. Pavel Golovkin AP

Canadian engineer paddles for gold in ‘drag race on water’

August 02, 2016 10:21 PM