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Medals roll in for the juniors in Adelaide

Author -  Karen Simpson

The first day of racing at the Asia Pacific Canoe Sprint Cup in Adelaide provided some very challenging conditions in winds that were at times gale force.

Medals roll in for the juniors in Adelaide

The first day of racing at the Asia Pacific Canoe Sprint Cup in Adelaide provided some very challenging conditions in winds that were at times gale force.

The first day of racing at the Asia Pacific Canoe Sprint Cup in Adelaide provided some very challenging conditions in winds that were at times gale force.  The regatta was delayed for about an hour and a half before finally getting underway despite the squalls.  A strong, but unpredictable tale wind gave some assistance, but created problems for some holding on the starts. 

The K4s stamped their dominance across the field today with medals in all of their races. 

Mens K4 1000m: Silver to the U21s Ben McCallum, Hamish Legarth, Sean McCarthy and Jake Koekemoer. and Gold to the U18s Dylan Neal-Hill, Liam Lace, Jack Clifton and Sam Ferkins followed by another Gold to the U16s Archie Tonks, Ryan Clough, Flyn McGuinness and Thomas MacGibbon.  

The womens K4s did just as well with 200m Golds for both the U18 crew Olivia Brett, Alicia Hoskin, Brooklyn Saunders and Lucy Matehaere and U16 crew Tilly Pritchard, Pieta Luthi, Sophie Brooke and Stacey Warren-Moiser.  

 The K2 crews also pulled out some stellar performances with a bronze for Hamish Legarth and Dylan Neal-Hill in the U21 1000m, with Dylan jumping in the U18 boat straight after to win a Siilver with Jack Clifton. Not to be outdone the U21 women's crew of Hannah Baker and Alex Bermingham claimed a Bronze in the U21 200m.  

In the individual stakes Ben McCallum took a Bronze in the U21 1000m while Sam Ferkins and Fletcher Moles took out 1st and 2nd respectively in the Mens U18 1000m.  Olivia Brett took the Gold in the U18 200 and Alicia Hoskin rounded out the medal tally with a Silver in the U21 Womens K1 200m bringing the overall count to 6 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze. 

Country points at the end of day 1: 

Australia 175

New Zealand 154

Japan 87

Singapore 38

Cook Islands 1

Tahiti 1

 

Medals roll in for the juniors in Adelaide

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