2018 Olympic Hopes Team Announced

Photo Credit Joanne Kneebone

Following the outstanding success of the Asia-Pacific Regatta, Australian Canoeing are excited to announce the selection of the following athletes to compete at the Olympic Hopes regatta in Piestany Slovakia 14-16 September. Athletes selected displayed exceptional performances during the Asia-Pacific Sprint Cup and throughout the most recent domestic season. It is expected the six athletes selected to the team are at a suitable development level and are capable of producing quality performances in September in both K1 and K2 events. The Olympic Hopes regatta is recognised as one of the pinnacle International Canoe Sprint events for under 15, 16 & 17 athletes. It is expected the best under 16 paddlers in the world, representing over 35 countries will be in attendance, therefore providing an exceptional high-level competition for Australia’s best under 16 athletes.

2018 Olympic Hopes Team

Under 16 Women

Jenaya Massie (Qld)

Phoebe Wills-Grace (Qld)

Alisa van der Kwartel (NSW)


Under 16 Men

Fletcher Armstrong (NSW)

Lincoln Loughry (SA)

Jarrah Sheppard (NSW)




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