Auzzie junior place 8th, 12th & 27th at Junior Wildwater Worlds
Day one of the Junior World Wildwater championships commenced in Lofer, Austria on the Salaach river with the classic individual race.
First up from the Auzzies was Maddie Batters in the woman's K1. Maddie finished in 12th place with a time of 11:46.0. The winner was Selina Zimmermann from Switzerland in a very fast time of 11:04.68 that would have placed her mid field in the men's K1. Second and third placing were the Czech paddlers Tereza Brozova and Martina Satkova with times of 11:09.64 and 11:10.01 respectively.
In the men's K1 classic Seb Spinks was the best of the Australians with a very fine 8th place in a time of 10:29.17. Lochiel Cameron finished 27th in a time of 11:07.76. The winner was Marcel Paufler from Germany (10:10.88) followed by his German team mate Finn Hartstein (10:14.05.) Third place was Alistair Smorthit from Switzerland in a time of 10:19.07.
In the men's C1 Italian Giorgio Dell'Agostino won in a time of 11:23.47 followed by the Croatians Jadran Zonjic and Luka Obadic in times of 11:39.24 and 11:43.73 respectively.
The C1W women was taken out by Martina Satkova (CZE) in first, followed by Chiara Carbognin (ITA) & Cindy Coat (FRA).
In the C2 men the Czechs took gold again with the win going to Zapletal/Jelinek, followed by Dell' Agostino/Quintinelli (ITA) and Obadic/Zonic (CRO.)