Australia’s efforts in sending a team to the ICF 2013 World Freestyle Competition held in the beautiful Nantahala Gorge USA, has been rewarded with Jez Jezz, the team's most senior athlete and coach taking home a Bronze Medal in the Men’s OC-1 class, narrowly missing out on silver by only 3 points. 1st place went to Jordan Poffenberger (USA) who won with a score of 283. Poffenberger was followed by US teammate Dane Jackson who took silver with 103 points.
Australia’s Liam Corr put in a solid performance coming in at number 6 in the OC-1. As well as his medal performance in the OC-1, Jez took part in the championships as an official and as a commentator, as well as placing 10th in the C1.
Dane Jackson lived up to his prodigy status, taking four medals from the four events he entered in, adding silver in the K1 squirt, 3rd in C1 and 1st in K1 to his aforementioned silver in the OC-1. Claire O'Hara took out the women's K1 in both squirt and freestyle, adding to a long list of world titles.
The Australian K1 boys paddled valiantly in a strong field with Joseph Dunn finishing in 35th, followed by Liam Corr in 40th, Joshua Singleton in 61st, Tim Mann in 64th and Richard Cass in 67th.
See the list below for a full list of results.