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Women’s kayak events will be hotly contested at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), as Australia and Hungary have high expectations of their rising stars.

With a full mantle of Olympic medals already in the trophy cabinet, Clint Robinson is determined to add one more and paddle his way into the record books at the 2008 Beijing Games. If he’s successful he will join canoeists Dennis Green (1956 – 72) and Adrian Powell (1960 – 76) to be only the 3rd Australian canoe/kayak athlete to have competed at five Olympic Games.

The Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) turns four in January and three of the female paddlers in the Aussie canoe flatwater team are making a second appearance.Louise Davies, Jo Brigden-Jones and Nicky Rutland are “repeat offenders” expecting stiff competition this time from the all powerful European teams.

Four time Olympian Martin Marinov was appointed as the new Australian Flatwater Canoe Kayak Head Coach last week ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games.

The Australian Canoe/Kayak Slalom Team has been selected for January’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival with eight of the ten athletes having already experienced international competition at this year’s junior world championships.

Robin Bell in action during the Men's C1 Final at the 2005 Canoe Slalom World Championships held at Penrith Whitewater Stadium October 1, 2005 in Sydney, Australia.

Encouraging results for the Australian Canoe Slalom Team at the recent World Championships in Prague with C1 World...

Kent Wallace in action at the World Flatwater Championships in Szeged, Hungary.

There are promising signs for Beijing for Australia’s Kayak athletes following the 2006 Flatwater World Championships with Ken Wallace the top performer finishing fifth in the K1 1000.

European challenge

8 August 2006

The Hungarian Canoe Federation will host for the second time the 35th ICF Flatwater Racing World Championships in Szeged.

Nathan Baggaley k2 silver athens 2004

The AOC recognises the 15 month penalty imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on dual Olympic kayak silver medallist Nathan Baggaley...

ASDA has confirmed that dual Olympic kayak silver medallist Nathan Baggaley has returned a positive result...

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