Big names continue to shine in Adelaide

Canoe Sprint / Featured / General / Dec 10, 2016

Olympians Jordan Wood and Riley Fitzsimmons and Paralympian Amanda Reynolds continued to impress on day two of the Australian Canoeing Grand Prix in Adelaide.

Wood and Fitzsimmons were impressive winners in the final of the K2 1000, the event in which they won gold at the World U23 Championships in 2015.

They finished more than three seconds ahead of their K4 partners from Friday, Bill Bain and Joel McKitterick.

Reynolds, the Paralympic silver medallist, added to the K1 1000 title from Friday with a comfortable win in the K1 500, finishing ahead of her Australian Paralympic teammate, Jocelyn Neumueller.

In other senior Saturday results, Wood and Fitzsimmons teamed up to win gold in the non-Olympic K2 500 final, Wood also won the K1 500 ahead of Bain, and Francesca Kidd beat World Championship team members Cat McArthur and Jaime Roberts in the non-Olympic K1 1000.

Roberts and Shannon Reynolds won the K2 1000, ahead of McArthur and Ella Beere, while Wood, Fitzsimmons, McKitterick and Sean Lohse won the second K4 1000 race for the weekend.

In canoe events, Sebastian Marczak and Marcelo Cabezas won the C2 1000, Marczak and Sabastian Wakim the C2 500, Josephine Bulmer won the C1 500, and Charlie Kneebone-Ellis the men’s C1 500.

Sam Germein followed up his gold in the Paracanoe K1 1000 with victory in the K1 500.

The Adelaide Grand Prix will wrap up on Sunday with a full card of 200 metre races.