ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Champs | Day Three

It was a quieter Day Three at the ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Hungary.

An early start saw Samalulu Clifton (9th) get the day underway in the K1 Women 200m in the first of two early B-Finals. 

The K4 Women 500m Junior crew, consisting of Madison Garrett, Sophia Lawson, Natasha Macgibbon and Greer Morley, were next up and the team took out the B-Final in a time of 1:42:08.

It would be some time before a Kiwi paddler would take the water as racing entered the afternoon session.

Lucy Matehaera (6th) was next up in the K1 Women 500m U23 Heat and would progress through to the semifinals.

Hot on the heels of Matehaera’s semifinal berth, Ben McCallum booked his place in the semifinals with a fourth in his K1 Men 500m U23 Heat.

Greer Morley was next to move safely though to semifinals, claiming sixth place in her K1 Women 500m Junior Heat.

Damien da Silva (7th) pushed hard in the K1 Men 500m Junior Heats, missing out on a spot in the semifinals.

Team New Zealand’s day concluded with Kacey Ngataki and Julia Padrutt finishing eighth in the K2 Mixed 500m U23 Semifinals. 

Day Four promises to be a busy day with the Kiwis involved in a string of semifinals.

Racing on Day Three begins at 7 PM and will be live-streamed on ICF’s YouTube channel, Planet Canoe.

Canoe Racing NZ will be providing regular updates and results on the website and social media throughout the event.