Day 3’s qualification runs out at Canoe/ Kayak’s Whitewater Stadium saw young Olympians battle against the rapids to be seeded in tomorrow’s semi finals.Competitors raced the course for the first time, building their confidence by spinning and weaving through the gates
Australia got off to an excellent start in the 1000 m canoe/kayak finals today
Scorching temperatures reaching mid 30s at the Canoe/ Kayak Whitewater Stadium didn’t deter slalom competitors from preparing for the qualification runs which start tomorrow
Australia scooped up two bronze and one silver in the first day of Canoe/Kayak Flatwater, however it was the Hungarians who stole the show
A great international line up of paddlers contested the first heat session of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) canoe/ kayak flatwater competition on Thursday morning, racing for a place in the finals.
The Australian canoe/ kayak squad has performed well throughout all 500m canoe/ kayak heats and semi-finals.
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. Australia’s head manager Christine Duff believes Nicole Rutland, who will contest the K1 and K2 events, has what it takes to win gold.
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.