Australians Give Their All At Canoe Marathon World Championships

A much-improved ninth for Reka Abraham (VIC) in the women’s C1 was the Australian highlight on the penultimate day of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Portugal on Saturday.

Abraham set herself a target of improving on her performance at the 2017 World Championships, and came away satisfied.

“This was much better than last year,” Abraham said. “I’ve had more confidence coming into this competition, and had experience racing in the World Cup, which has been good.

“I’ve definitely closed the gap in front of me from last year. We’ve got more girls racing in Australia in marathons, which is really motivating.

“Marathon is pretty close to my heart. I still have a lot of things to work on, but I’m getting there hopefully.”

Kristen Woodcock (SA) was competing in her first marathon World Championships, and finished 14th in the C1.

“It was brutal,” Woodcock said. “I went out as hard as I could, and just tried to play my own game and keep my own line.

“I was so nervous, awake from about 2am playing through the race in my mind. I’m feeling pretty stoked, this is my benchmark, I can only go up from here.”

Sabastian Wakim (VIC) finished 11th in the men’s C1, while Glenn Rypp (SA) was 19th and Joshua Kippin (WA) 20th in the men’s K1.

Tegan Fraser (QLD) did not finish the women’s K1.

Racing will wrap in Portugal today with the K2 events.

Live stream and live results are available on www.canoeicf.com.

Follow Results here: https://timetable.canoemarathonportugal.com

Event Page: https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-marathon-world-championships/prado-vila-verde-2018

Sunday, September 9

  • C2 men senior (9:00 a.m.)
  • K2 women (11:30 am)
  • K2 Senior Men (2:30 pm)

Paddle Australia 2018 Canoe Marathon Team Results 

JUNIOR MEN

K1

Seamus Spanner (Victoria): 19th

Luke Dooley (Western Australia): 24th

K2

Liam Dohnt (South Australia) / Luke Dooley (Western Australia): DNF

Bryce Newton (Victoria) / Seamus Spanner (Victoria): 17th

JUNIOR WOMEN

C1

Chloe Jenkin (South Australia): 13th

K1

Brianna Jones (Victoria): 7th

Hannah Scott (Victoria): 12th

K2

Brianna Jones (Victoria) / Hannah Scott (Victoria): 5th

Rachel de Kretser (Victoria) / Emily O’Rourke (Victoria): 13th

UNDER 23 MEN

K1

Casey Haynes (Victoria): 19th

Logan Dutton (Victoria): 18th

UNDER 23 WOMEN

K1

Rebecca Mann (Victoria): 6th

Isabel Neilson (Victoria): DNF

OPEN MEN

K1

Glenn Rypp (South Australia): 19th

Joshua Kippin (Western Australia): 20th

K2

Joshua Kippin (Western Australia) / Logan Dutton (Victoria)

Casey Haynes (Victoria) / Michael Baker (Western Australia)

C1

Sebastian Wakim (Victoria): 11th

OPEN WOMEN

C1

Reka Abraham (Victoria): 9th

Kristen Woodcock (South Australia)

K1

Tegan Fraser (Queensland): DNF

K2

Rebecca Mann (Victoria) / Isabel Neilson (Victoria)