Winnipegger qualifies for final at Canoe Sprint World Cup

Nadya Crossman-Serb trains in Winnipeg in September 2015. Jordan Pearn / Global News

Winnipegger Nadya Crossman-Serb has advanced to the C2 women’s 500m final at an ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup event in Hungary.

The competition is the 20-year-old’s first since¬†being forced to crowdfund $7,000 to participate in the national team trials.

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Crossman-Serb along with teammate Anne-Sophie Lavoie-Parent of Quebec finished in second place in their semi-final heat¬†with a time of 2:05.004 to qualify for Sunday’s championship race. The duo clocked a 2:04.690 earlier in the preliminary round.

Crossman-Serb is the first ever woman from Manitoba to make the national team. She’s won several medals in the past as part of Canada’s canoe crew including a silver at the 2016 ICF U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships.

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