Clear and Stewart win World Cup silver

General / May 4, 2014

London K4 gold medalists Jacob Clear and Murray Stewart have combined to win silver in the K2 1000 at the first ICF World Cup event in Milan on Saturday.

Clear and Stewart headed into the final on the back of an emphatic heat win on Friday.

The experienced pair got off to a typically strong start to lead the field after the first 250 metres.

However, from that point forward Polish pair Pawel Szandrach and Mariusz Kujawski took over the race to win the gold in 3:13.87, 0.75 seconds ahead of the Australian boat.

Italian duo Guilio Dressino and Matteo Torneo finished a distant third, 3.08 seconds behind the winning time.

Ken Wallace missed out on a medal in the K1 1000 A final.

The 2013 World Championship silver medalist finished sixth in a time of 3:33.06.

The World Cup victory went to German star Max Hoff in 3:29.37, 1.83 seconds ahead of Danish kayaker Rene Holten Poulsen.

Fernando Pimenta collected the bronze medal in 3:31.57.

Manly kayaker Naomi Flood finished eighth in the K1W 500 A final.

The final was dominated by World Championship bronze medalist Lisa Carrington of New Zealand.

Carrington lead from start to finish to win in 1:51.85, 0.99 seconds ahead of German Franziska Weber.

Austrian Yvonne Schuring took home the bronze 0.02 seconds further adrift.

Queensland paddler Bernadette Wallace finished fifth in the non-Olympic K1W 1000 final.

The 24 year old got off to a slow start to trail the field through the half mark before powering home over the closing 500 but ran out of metres.

Yu Zhou of China won the gold in 3:58.42, 0.48 seconds ahead of Polish pair Beata Mikolajczyk and Ewelina Wojnarowska who shared the minor placing’s.

In other results Australian duo Cat McArthur and Alyce Burnett finished third in the K2W 500 B final.

They trailed Chinese pair Jieyi Huang and Qing Ma by 1.26 seconds who won the B final in 1:46.01.

On debut, Queensland teenager Jordan Wood measured his race well to win the K1 1000 C final in 3:36.41.

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