K1 Bronze for McArthur at World Championships in Portugal

Canoe Sprint / Canoe Sprint Team / Featured / General / Jul 27, 2015

Catherine McArthur has won Australia’s third medal of the ICF Junior and under-23 World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal.

The 22 year old finished third in the under-23 women’s K1 500 final after edging German Nina Krankemann by 0.208 seconds to take home the bronze medal.

The Holdfast Bay kayaker got off to a terrific start, powering out of the gates to open up a boat length lead heading towards the half way mark.

Racing from lane one, McArthur continued her high stroke rate through the middle parts of the race but was overtaken by two boats in the closing stages.

The South Australian finished 1.800 seconds behind Hungarian Dora Bodonyi who won the gold in 1:54.908.

It continues Australia’s excellent World Championships after winning two medals on Saturday.

The team will have two final chances to add to their tally today with yesterday’s K2 1000 champions Riley Fitzsimmons and Jordan Wood set to combine with Joel McKitterick and Jy Duffy in the under-23 K4 1000 final.

While Queensland duo Alyce Burnett and Alyssa Bull will head into the women’s K2 500 final full of confidence after winning their semifinal on Friday.

More to come..

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