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Top 4 finish for Thompson and Cole

Author -  Karen Simpson

Quaid Thompson and Rebecca Cole both finished 4th in their A Finals in the K1 1000m at the ICF U23 World Championships overnight.

Top 4 finish for Thompson and Cole

Quaid Thompson and Rebecca Cole both finished 4th in their A Finals in the K1 1000m at the ICF U23 World Championships overnight.

Quaid Thompson and Rebecca Cole both finished 4th in their A Finals in the K1 1000m at the ICF U23 World Championships overnight.

Thompson, son of 1984 K1 1000m Olympic Champion Alan Thompson, backed up after a very tough semifinal to post a fantastic performance in the final, against a field stacked with top athletes. Thompson finished just out of the medals, behind athletes from Sweden, Australia and Norway. The K1 1000m is an Olympic event for men, and therefore one of the most prestigious races at the World Champs.

Rebecca Cole finished 4th behind competitors from Germany, Hungary and Norway. This is another great result for Rebecca in what has been a strong year, in which she most notably formed part of the NZ Elite K4 that won a gold medal at the World Cup in Duisburg, Germany in  May.

The u23 Women’s K4 of Danielle Watson, Rebecca Cole, Kim Thompson and Britney Ford finished 9th in their A Final.

There will be more racing over the weekend - the men’s K4 will line up on Sunday, hoping to improve on their 9th place last year. Aimee Fisher will also be in action, defending her World titles in the K1 200m and 500m races.

For a full list of New Zealand entries, results, race schedules and information about how to follow the event (including livestream) click HERE. 

Top 4 finish for Thompson and Cole

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