The final day of the ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships will be held in Welland, Canada today.
Australia will be eager to build on the sensational performance from Bill Bain on Saturday, who at just 19 years of age won bronze in the coveted men’s U23 K1 1000 A final.
Australia will feature in six A finals and two B finals tonight with racing set to commence from 11pm Australian Eastern Standard time (9am local time).
Saturday Wrap UP
19 year old Sunshine Coast paddler Bill Bain produced the highlight, smashing his personal best on the way to winning bronze in the coveted men’s U23 K1 1000 A final.
The QAS paddler finished 3.453 seconds behind Czech giant Josef Dostal who won the gold in 3:28.854.
Hungarian Bence Dombavari finished second 1.759 seconds behind the winner.
The day opened with the junior women’s K4 500 A final with the Australian crew of Rebecca Mann (VIC), Alyssa Bull (QLD), Shannon Reynolds (WA) and Deeandra Godoy (NSW) finishing a respectable eighth, 4.327 seconds behind Hungary who won the gold in a time of 1:36.432.
South Australian Sean Lohse followed finishing ninth in the junior men’s K1 1000 A final.
Fellow SASI paddlers Luke Haniford and Zac Ryan finished eighth in the U23 K2 1000 A final.
The women’s U23 K4 500 boat of Amy Peters (NSW), Coco Howcroft (QLD), Stacey Higgins (QLD) and Cat McArthur (SA) finished ninth in their A final.
Jayden Newell and Mitchell Hughes finished seventh in the junior men’s K2 1000 B final, placing them 15th overall.
Following a morning of finals action the men’s and women’s 200 metre semifinals were contested in the afternoon.
Western Australian teenager Alexander Graham finished fourth in his junior K1 200 heat and will contest the B final on Sunday.
Graham will be amongst the favourites to take out the B final after missing out on an A final berth by half a second.
In other results Bayswater paddler Shannon Reynolds missed out on a junior women’s K1 200 finals berth after finishing seventh in her semifinal, while fellow Western Australian Todd Brewer also finished seventh in his U23 K1 200 semifinal.
Sunshine Coast paddler Alyce Burnett will contest two A finals on Sunday after she snuck into the U23 K1 200 final finishing third in her semifinal, 1.013 seconds behind Portuguese paddler Joana Vasconcelos.
Patterson Lakes pair Kieren Carson and Jarrad Campbell secured will contest the junior men’s K2 200 A final on Sunday after finishing third in their semifinal.
The Victorian duo finished 1.528 seconds behind semifinal winners Marius Radow and Maximillian Zenker of Germany.
In the last event of the day South Australian duo Callum Dunn and Jeremy Petho narrowly missed out on a spot in the U23 men’s K2 200 A final.
The SASI pair missed the top three A final cut in fourth, 0.815 seconds behind semifinal winner Belgium.
Please refer to schedule below and key links for more information.
11:05pm – B FINAL – K1 200 JNR MEN (Alexander Graham)
12:09am – A FINAL – K2 200 JNR MEN (Carson/Campbell)
12:45am – B FINAL – K2 200 U23 MEN (Dunn/Petho)
12:55am – A FINAL – K1 200 U23 WOMEN (Alyce Burnett)
4:00am – A FINAL – K4 1000 JNR MEN (McKitterick/Duffy/Euers/Fitzsimmons)
4:20am – A FINAL – K1 500 JNR WOMEN (Rebecca Mann)
4:43am – A FINAL – K1 500 U23 WOMEN (Alyce Burnett)
5:17am – A FINAL – K4 1000 U23 MEN (Rypp/Smith/Bain/Wood)
(all times AUS EST, 14hrs ahead of local Welland, CAN time)
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