The Australian men’s K4 500 team have shown they are a genuine Tokyo Olympic medal prospect after a fighting fourth at the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho on Sunday.
After an impressive medal haul at the 2018 ICF U23 and Junior Canoe Sprint World Championships in Bulgaria, Paddle Australia National Pathways boss David Foureur believes the foundations have been laid for a strong future in Australian sprint canoeing.
The women’s K4 500m of Rio Olympians Alyce Burnett (QLD), Alyssa Bull (QLD), London Olympian Jo Brigden-Jones (NSW) and Jaime Roberts (WA) have been selected to represent Australia at the 2018 ICF Sprint World Championships
Australian Olympic dual medallist and reigning 2017 K1 World Champion Jessica Fox has added the “World Paddle Awards – 2017 Sportswoman of the Year” to her long list of achievements and accolades.
Australian Sporting greats Phil Coles and Helen Brownlee, as well as five time Olympian and Olympic Champion Clint Robinson, are amongst the inaugural inductees, who were inducted into the Paddle Australia Hall of Fame over the wee
Olympic medallist and 2017 Canoe Slalom World Champion in the women’s K1 Jessica Fox (NSW) took home the Canoeist of the Year Award, while Paralympic champion and 2017 dual World Champion Curtis McGrath was awarded the Paracanoeist of the Year Award at the Australian Canoeing 2017 Annual Awards held on the Gold Coast on Saturday (4 November 2017).
Australia has picked up two more gold medals on the final day of competition at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, with the men’s K4 1000 and Alyce Burnett in the K1 1000 getting the honours in front of a capacity crowd in the Czech village of Racice.
Australia’s Alyssa Bull has added a silver medal to the gold she won 24 hours earlier at the ICF Canoe Sprint U23 and Junior World Championships in Pitesti, Romania.