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
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
Seamus Spanner (Victoria): 19th
Luke Dooley (Western Australia): 24th
Liam Dohnt (South Australia) / Luke Dooley (Western Australia): DNF
Bryce Newton (Victoria) / Seamus Spanner (Victoria): 17th
Chloe Jenkin (South Australia): 13th
Brianna Jones (Victoria): 7th
Hannah Scott (Victoria): 12th
Brianna Jones (Victoria) / Hannah Scott (Victoria): 5th
Rachel de Kretser (Victoria) / Emily O’Rourke (Victoria): 13th
UNDER 23 MEN
Casey Haynes (Victoria): 19th
Logan Dutton (Victoria): 18th
UNDER 23 WOMEN
Rebecca Mann (Victoria): 6th
Isabel Neilson (Victoria): DNF
Glenn Rypp (South Australia): 19th
Joshua Kippin (Western Australia): 20th
Joshua Kippin (Western Australia) / Logan Dutton (Victoria)
Casey Haynes (Victoria) / Michael Baker (Western Australia)
Sebastian Wakim (Victoria): 11th
Reka Abraham (Victoria): 9th
Kristen Woodcock (South Australia)
Tegan Fraser (Queensland): DNF
Rebecca Mann (Victoria) / Isabel Neilson (Victoria)