Larry Cain is more than just a great Stand Up Paddler. The Canadian athlete has a long history of using a paddle and it shows in his impeccable strokes. Larry Cain was originally a sprint canoeist and in fact, in 1984 during the Los Angeles Olympic games, he won the Men’s C-1 500 metres Canoe Sprint and got a gold medal for Canada.
This video shows the Canoe Sprint race that made him a hero. While he was considered an underdog before the sprint, he managed beat the race’s favorite Costica Olaru and the runner up Henning Jakobsen by a fairly large margin. Look at his stroke, it’s almost the same as the one he uses on his Stand Up Paddle board.
If you want to know more about Larry Cain’s incredible Stroke Technique, read this article which includes videos of Larry breaking down his own stroke technique in 5 different phases.