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.
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.”
Oldershaw is a third generation Olympian.