Canoe Racing New Zealand are proud to announce the following 13 athletes who have been selected to represent Aotearoa for World Cup 1 in Racice, Czech Republic (20-22 May) and World Cup 2 in Poznan, Poland (26-29 May).
This will be the first time CRNZ has sent a World Cup team since the 2019 International season. We are excited to field a team with a mixture of youth and experience.
Our team includes four of our 2020 Olympians, including 5 x Olympic Champion, Lisa Carrington.
Congratulations to all these paddlers and we look forward to seeing what our resilient athletes can achieve on the World stage after having to wait for just under three years to perform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Olivia Brett (Arawa Canoe Club)
Lisa Carrington (Eastern Bay Canoe Club)
Alicia Hoskin (North Shore Canoe Club)
Tara Vaughan (North Shore Canoe Club)
Max Brown (Whanganui Kayak and Multisport Club)
Ben Duffy (Arawa Canoe Club)
Zach Ferkins (Poverty Bay Canoe Club)
Kurtis Imrie (Mana Kayak Club)
Hamish Legarth (Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club)
Ben McCallum (Waitara Kayak Club)
James Munro (Otago Kayak Racing Club)
Ashton Reiser (North Shore Canoe Club)
Quaid Thompson (Poverty Bay Kayak Club)
*Please note that it is still open to the Lead Coaches and Selectors to select further athletes via the Additional Events pathway – for information please refer to clause 7 of the Selection Regulations.