• Home
  • News
  • Gold and silver to Aussie paddlers

Gold and silver to Aussie paddlers

8 July 2013

CANOE/KAYAK - SLALOM: Jessica Fox has won C1 gold and Lucien Delfour K1 silver in a great morning for the Australian team at the third ICF World Cup in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain.

Fox dominated the final winning in 121.17, 2.85 seconds ahead of French paddler Caroline Loir with Czech canoeist Katerina Hoskova finishing third.

NSWIS paddler Rosalyn Lawrence finished tenth after a missed gate resulted in a 50 second penalty that all but ended her pursuit of a medal.

The win to Fox continued her excellent form in the non-Olympic women’s discipline following gold and silver at the first two World Cups in Wales and Germany.

Alison Borrows was eliminated in the semifinal finishing 18th, with 154 seconds of penalties all but ending her shot at obtaining a finals berth.

Lucien Delfour headed into the K1M final paddling full of confidence after producing the fastest semifinal time earlier in the day.

Only a freak fast and clean run from 2012 Olympic silver medallist Vavrinec Hradilek stood between Delfour and the top rung of the podium, with the Czech paddler winning in 94.04, 1.31 seconds ahead of Delfour.

The 24 year old can be proud of his result, the best of his career to date after he finished one place better than his bronze medal winning effort in Pau, France last year.

Earlier in the day Victorian Jaxon Merritt finished 35th in the semifinal.

Earlier in the day NSWIS canoeist Ian Borrows and Ascot paddler Robin Jeffery failed to advance to the C1M final.

The pair finished the semifinal in 25th and 30th respectively.

The C1M final was eventually won by Slovenia’s Anze Bercic in 99.67, 1.29 seconds ahead of Spanish paddler Ander Elosegi, with German Sideris Tasiadis was third.

Australian Canoeing

Related News

The IOC takes decisive action to protect the clean athletes

The IOC takes decisive action to protect the clean athletes

18 May 2016

The IOC takes decisive action to protect the clean athletes - doped athletes from Beijing, London and Sochi all targeted.

Date set for Tallent to receive London gold medal

Date set for Tallent to receive London gold medal

7 May 2016

A date has been set for dual Olympian Jared Tallent to receive his Olympic gold medal for the London 2012 50km walk event.

Coates impressed with positive progress for Rio 2016

Coates impressed with positive progress for Rio 2016

7 May 2016

John Coates has told the AOC Annual General Meeting in Sydney that he is impressed with the progress in Rio