Malfesi Takes on the World in Tokyo

August 2, 2021

For Immediate Release


Burnaby - After a year of unknown, waiting, and delays, BC Sprint Kayak Athlete Brian Malfesi (Ridge Canoe & Kayak) is set to take on the world in Tokyo in the Olympic Games. Canoe and Kayak Sprint racing takes place August 2-7, 2021. The 27 year-old Malfesi will be competing in the Men’s K2 (Kayak)1000M races beginning August 3rd.


“We are excited to see Brian get the opportunity to compete at the Olympics against the world’s best” commented Blake Dalton, CKBC’s Technical Director/Sr. Manager of High Performance.


“Brian’s journey to the Olympics has been inspiring. Determined and resilient, Brian has demonstrated that it is possible for a BC canoe/kayak athlete to race at the Olympics. 

Brian has been a leader in BC in our sport and someone all our athletes look up to. Brian gives back countless hours to the sport. We are so excited for him with this opportunity to compete in the Olympics and represent Canada, BC and the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club” continued Dalton.


Heats and Quarterfinals of the Men’s K2 1000M begin at 500pm PST on August 3rd, with Semi Finals and Finals beginning at 530pm August 4th.


You can watch Brian’s race at Tokyo 2020’s Streaming Schedule and follow


For any further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Canoe Kayak BC


P: 604-465-5268



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