2012 ICF Paracanoe World Championships Poznan, Poland
The Australian Paracanoe team are ready to race in Duisburg, Germany after spending the past fortnight training at the European Training Centre in Italy.
The Paracanoe events will be held on the opening day of the 2013 Senior Sprint World Championships which run from the 28th August to 1st September.
This year’s team will be a mix of old and new with experienced trio Brock Ingram, Kara Kennedy and Glenn Pyne being joined by first-timers Amanda Drennan and Colin Sieders.
Sieders heralds from a racing background and is the owner/driver of Sieders Racing Team.
The 31 year old only began competing in canoeing last August and will make his senior Worlds debut next week.
“It is all very new and very exciting, I can't wait to get there and see how it all works”, he said.
Sieders will contest the men’s arms only category where he hopes to produce a top four result.
Experienced competitor Glenn Pyne is hoping to improve on his fourth place finish in the trunk and arms category at last year’s competition.
Pyne is ready to race after a successful training block leading into the competition.
“I am currently paddling better than I have in any of the previous World Champs. The extra time in Europe at the ETC has been invaluable”, said Pyne.
2011 Australian Canoeing Paracanoeist of the Year Brock Ingram is another who spoke highly of the venue.
“Staying at the ETC for a few weeks is invaluable. I've been able to switch off from outside pressures and had all the help I've needed right there. Thank you AIS ETC Staff!”
Please refer to links below for more information. Full race preview will be published on Monday.