ICF Junior & U23 World Champs; Day 1 Wrap Up & Day 2 Race Schedule

Kiwi’s make a strong start in Day 1 of ICF Canoe Sprint Junior & U23 World Championships in picturesque Auronzo, Italy.

The New Zealand men made the first splash of the competition in the Junior K2 1000m and Under 23 K4 500m.

Steve Vaughan, Team Manager who is on the ground with the Kiwi team said, “It’s the most incredible venue, we have been treated to a fantastic first day of racing with 6 of our 12 strong team dipping their toes into a great first day of racing”.
First up Tiago Chamberlain and Logan Ferguson made their debut on the World Championship stage in the Junior K2 1000m, with a solid 5th in a strong heat to advance to their semi-final where they finished a tight 7th and just missed out on making a B-final at their first attempt.



The other crew in action on day one were the U23 K4 Men (Daniel Brown, Grant Clancy, Fletcher Moles and Kacey Ngataki) who competed in the 500m distance. In an incredibly tough heat the crew finished a respectable 6th to advance to the semi-final. The crew threw out a big challenge to the race early, pressing hard and held on in the back half to secure an awesome 7th place, qualifying for the B-Final to be raced on Friday.




The women finished their final race preparations and are excited to get out on the pristine Auronzo water and compete tonight NZT, see race schedule below.

“The team all feel grateful for the opportunity to race on the world stage in these incredible conditions and the efforts today bode well for the remainder of the week as our athletes represent New Zealand Canoe Racing NZ and our paddling community and are sure to make you all proud,” Steve Vaughan.

Racing continues over the next 4 days, with almost the full Kiwi crew competing today in Day 2 of competition.


Kiwi Race Schedule Day 2:


7.00pm NZT- K2 Junior Women 500m – Heat 1

7.20pm NZT- K2 Junior Men 500m – Heat 23

8.27pm NZT- K1 U23 Women 1000m
Emma KEMP 

8.48pm NZT- K1 U23 Men 1000m – Heat 2

9.23pm NZT- K1 Junior Women 1000m – Heat 2

 10.40pm NZT- K2 U23 Women 500m – Heat 2

11.00pm NZT- K2 U23 Men 500m – Heat 2
Fletcher MOLES, Thomas MACGIBBON

From 2.30am NZT, K2 Junior Womens 500m – Semi Finals

From 00.40am NZT, K2 Junior Mens 500m – Semi Finals

From 1.20am NZT, K1 U23 Womens 1000m – Semi Finals

From 1.34am NZT, K1 U23 Mens 1000m – Semi Finals

From 1.55am NZT, K1 Junior Womens 1000m – Semi Finals

From 2.43am NZT, K2 U23 Womens 500m – Semi Finals

From 2.53am NZT, K2 U23 Mens 500m – Semi Finals

4.30am NZT- K2 U23 Mixed 500m – Heat 2


Helpful Info for ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

Wednesday 5th- Sunday 9th July. Auronzo, Italy

Event website: https://www.auronzo2023.com 

Watch Live via Recast: https://watch.recast.tv/user/8XBy2?referrer=8XBy2 

Race schedule: https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-sprint-world-championships/auronzo-2023/team-info

Results: https://memosoft.spotfokus.com/timetable/index.php?page=eventdetail&folder=89&gmt=12&gmt2=-720