Female canoeist shoots into overnight Olympic contender, veteran male Rideau teammate’s Olympic event removed

By Martin Boyce Less than a year after beginning her canoeing career, Rideau Canoe Club paddler Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh is already amongst the best in the world. Formerly a kayaker, Hardy-Kavanagh recently switched to the single-blade paddle, with women’s canoe a freshly-confirmed new Olympic discipline for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The 20-year-old made her World Cup…