West Australian paddler Alana Nicholls has confirmed she'll be a legitimate contender in both her kayaking events at the London Olympics following two medals at this weekend's World Cup regatta in Germany.
The final day of the first canoe sprint World Cup for 2012 has concluded with Australia’s Alana Nicholls showing she on track for London finishing 5th in the women’s K1 200 A final, with WAIS duo Steve Bird and Jesse Phillips finished 2nd in the men’s K2 200 B final.
The 2012 Australian Olympic Canoe/Kayak Sprint team announced today has it all. The 16-strong team boasts a defending Olympic Champion, World Championship medallists, a champion ironwoman, a British-born mother, and the youngest sprint canoeists to ever represent Australia at the Games.
A handful of Australia's London-bound Olympians are competing in this week's national surf lifesaving championships as a welcome change from training and the strain of qualifying events.
With the allocation of Olympic quota places now received from the International Canoe Federation, the Australian Olympic Committee has today selected a four-strong canoe slalom team to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Murray Stewart and Alana Nicholls continued their dominance, winning the men’s and women’s K1 200 national titles on the final day of the National Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
There was no stopping the women's K4 500 crew of Rachel Lovell, Hannah Davis, Jo Brigden-Jones and Lyndsie Fogarty as they stormed home to win their second Olympic selection race in Penrith and tick the qualification boxes for London.
At the Australian Sprint Championships at Penrith, Ken Wallace has been upstaged by the flying Murray Stewart in the K1 1000m. Wallace who won two individual medals in Beijing now must rely on the fate of other events to book his place in a crewed boat in London.