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SILVER MEDAL FOR AIMEE FISHER AT U23 WORLD CHAMPS; QUAID THOMPSON SELECTED FOR OPEN WORLDS

Author -  Karen Simpson

Aimee Fisher won a courageous silver medal overnight in the K1 500m event at the ICF U23 World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

SILVER MEDAL FOR AIMEE FISHER AT U23 WORLD CHAMPS; QUAID THOMPSON SELECTED FOR OPEN WORLDS

Aimee Fisher won a courageous silver medal overnight in the K1 500m event at the ICF U23 World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Aimee Fisher won a courageous silver medal overnight in the K1 500m event at the ICF U23 World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Fisher bounced back from her 6th place in the K1 200m on Saturday to set the fastest time in the seminfinal of the K1 500. In the final, it was Aimee against Eastern Europe – she battled competitors from Hungary, Belarus and Poland, eventually finishing a close second to Hungary’s Tamara Takacs. The final was raced at world-class speeds, with the winning time a mere 1.5 seconds slower than the World record set by Kiwi Caitlin Ryan in May this year. This made the racing an impressive spectacle, especially considering the fact that this was an age group competition.

Fisher will now return to France to join the rest of the senior NZ women’s team in preparation for the Open Sprint World Champs in Portugal in three weeks.

After his strong 4th place in the K1 1000m on Friday, Quaid Thompson has been selected by Canoe Racing NZ to represent NZ in the K1 1000m and K1 5000m at the ICF Open Worlds. This will be Thompson’s first event at Open World level, and the opportunity comes as a fantastic reward for the hard work that he has been putting in over the last several months, training in Hungary with the top Hungarian squad.

The Junior and U23 Worlds has now concluded, and the remainder of the team will be returning to New Zealand for a break, before ramping up their training again in preparation for the 2018-2019 summer racing season.

Links to results and videos of the event can be found here.

SILVER MEDAL FOR AIMEE FISHER AT U23 WORLD CHAMPS; QUAID THOMPSON SELECTED FOR OPEN WORLDS

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