Larry Cain

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Larry Cain
Personal information
Full name Laurence J. Cain
Nationality Canadian
Born (1963-01-09) January 9, 1963 (age 55)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Sport
Country Canada
Sport Canoe racing
Event(s) C-1 500 m, C-1 1000 m
Club Burloak Canoe Club

Laurence J. "Larry" Cain, CM (born January 9, 1963) is a Canadian sprint canoeist. He was the first Canadian canoeist since Frank Amyot to win an Olympic gold medal in canoeing.

Early life[edit]

Cain was born in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Oakville Trafalgar High School.

Career[edit]

Cain began his career in 1974 at the Oakville Racing Canoe Club, now the Burloak Canoe Club, in Oakville, Ontario.[1]

Cain competed in three Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the C-1 500 m,[2] and a silver medal in the C1 1000 m[2] events. He also won a silver medal in the C-1 1000 m event at the 1989 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Plovdiv.[3]

In 1984, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[4] In 1997, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. A trail in Oakville has been named in his honour running along the town's waterfront where Cain trained.[5]

Cain taught Physical Education at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School until 2014.[5][6] He then worked as a coach, preparing paddlers for the Olympic Games in Rio.[6]

In 2016 Cain founded an online paddle-training company called Paddle Monster for standup paddleboarding.[7] Cain also coached High Performance Canoeing at Burloak Canoe Club.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larry Cain". Oakville Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  2. ^ a b Kamber, Raymond. Medal Winners Since 1936 - 2007 (PDF). Canoe ICF. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  3. ^ Kamber, Raymond. Medal Winners Since 1936 - 2007 (PDF). Canoe ICF. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Larry Cain Trail". Oakville Trails. Town of Oakville. Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  6. ^ a b "Olympic canoe champion Larry Cain carves niche in paddleboard racing". CTV News, Donna Spencer, December 26, 2016
  7. ^ "Olympic canoeist Larry Cain back on the water – as a paddleboard coach". DONNA SPENCER. The Globe and Mail, December 26, 2016
  8. ^ "Stand-up paddleboarding: Sport federations squabble over control". Michael Drapack · CBC News · Oct 31, 2017

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