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Rio 2016: Canada’s Mark Oldershaw fails to qualify for 200m canoe final

Canada's Mark Oldershaw paddles during the men's canoe single 1000m semi-final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. AP Photo/Luca Bruno

It was a tough day on the water for Canadian canoe star Mark Oldershaw, who came up short in the men’s canoe single 200-metre race Wednesday.

Oldershaw finished seventh in the semifinal, failing to qualify for the medal round.

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The Burlington, Ont. native also failed to qualify for the medal round in the men’s canoe single 1,000-metre semifinal Monday. He won bronze in this event in London in 2012.

“You want to be in a final,” said 33-year-old Oldershaw on Monday. “That’s why you come to regattas, to be in that race. That was a good race, but the semifinal is not where you want to come up short. The whole year you think about the final.”

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Oldershaw is a third generation Olympian.

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