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Impressive results at Asia Pacific Cup

Author -  Karen Simpson

New Zealand impressed at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup on Lake Karapiro - snagging an impressive medal haul of 13 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze medals across the three-day competition.

Impressive results at Asia Pacific Cup

New Zealand impressed at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup on Lake Karapiro - snagging an impressive medal haul of 13 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze medals across the three-day competition.

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New Zealand impressed at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup on Lake Karapiro - snagging an impressive medal haul of 13 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze medals across the three-day competition.

In the second edition of the developmental regatta, which also featured teams from Australia, Japan, Singapore and the Cook Islands, the host nation put in a top-quality display across the U16, U18 and U21 age divisions.

Racing under ICF rules and the Olympic distances of 200m, 500m and 1000m – the programme also offered a series of mixed gender relay events as well as mixed gender K4 events over the 200m distance.

The New Zealand team – who finished second overall to defending champions Australia - dominated the U16 age division snaring no less than eight gold medals in this category. Notable were the performances of Poverty Bay duo Emma Brownlie and Genna Robertson, Julia Padrutt (Waitara) and Cass Hetherington (Arawa), who each won three gold medals.

Padrutt was also one of three U16 Kiwis to win K1 events. The Waitara athlete took victory over the 500m distance with her club-mate Scarlett Old taking out the women’s K1 200m. Kalani Gilbertson (North Shore) was triumphant in the men’s K1 1000m.

The host nation also helped themselves to three gold medals in the U18 age-group, inspired by the performance of 2018 K1 200m World Junior finalist Olivia Brett (Arawa), who claimed double gold in the K1 200m and K2 200m, the latter alongside her club-mate Pieta Luthi.

New Zealand also claimed a pair of gold medals in the U21 category with Jake Koekemoer (Arawa) and Ethan Moore (Mana) delivering victory in the men’s K2 200m and the women’s K4 200m quartet of Lucy Matehaere (Otago), Rochelle Austin (North Shore), Samalulu Clifton (North Shore) and Brooklyn Saunders (Mana) powering to gold.

Team Manager, Greg Adlam said " It's always difficult bringing a group of athletes together from around the country to make them work as a team.  The work this team did off the course was good, but the work they did on the course was really magnificent." 

Karen Simpson-Warren, Sport Development Manager, added: “The aim of the event was to bring together our young Asia-Pacific paddlers to provide more international racing opportunities without the need to travel to Europe, and in this regard the event at Lake Karapiro was a huge success.

“I was enormously proud of our team and the way they conducted themselves with our international visitors, ensuring they felt welcome and engaged.”

The next edition of the Asia Pacific Cup takes place next year in Japan.

For full results: https://liveresults.co.nz

Article courtesy of Steve Landells


Impressive results at Asia Pacific Cup

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