Australia's Jessica Fox, Ros Lawrence and Leanne Guinea won gold on the final day of the Canoe and Kayak Slalom World Championships, taking the C1 teams title at Bratislava in Slovakia.
More than a decade ago a national canoe/kayak athlete by the name of Jimmy Owens was training hard while working building roofs. The promising Queensland Academy of Sport paddler loved the building game but was struggling to perform in the boat.
Australian Canoeing’s National Performance director Richard Fox said despite the lack of a gold medal at the Championships, he was confident about the path the national team was taking.
While a lot of the attention was on the men, the Australian women went to work and delivered their country’s first four entries to the 2012 Olympics during today’s action at the 2011 ICF World Sprint Championships.
London was literally on the horizon when the Australian canoe/kayak slalom team raced at the 2012 Olympic course over the weekend. Paddling with one eye on the test event and another on the Games, the Aussies soaked up as much as they could on a tough Olympic course.