Bernadette Wallace & Naomi Flood win the K2 500m
National Championships Champion Lakes, Armadale WA 3-7 April 2013
Gold Coast kayaker Bernadette Wallace has continued her stunning form at the national championships in Perth, winning her fourth title for the week.
Wallace was far too strong in the 1000 metres, adding that gold medal to her K2 500 (with Naomi Flood) and the K4 500 and 200 (with Flood, Alyce Burnett and Jo Brigden-Jones).
She's been denied the chance of a fifth medal, in the K2 1000, after Flood withdrew to attend a wedding. Not that Wallace seemed to mind.
"I've been training so hard, I've had such a big winter, so to finish the Australian titles with four gold medals, this has been a great week. My most successful national titles ever."
Winning the 1000 metres on the final day was a special result for Wallace.
"I really enjoy the 1000, it's such a different race to the 500," she said.
"There's a lot more tactics and games. I just find it really fun, and to win it is really special. It is a slog, but there's so many facets to it. You can be any type of paddler to win this."
Wallace heads back to the Gold Coast now to prepare for 'Aussie Surf' in two weeks.
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