Australia’s Rebecca Mann and Isabel Neilson, competing in their first K2 World Marathon Championship race, finished ninth to provide the highlight on the final day of competition in Portugal.
Mann and Neilson were one of the youngest crews in the final, but showed they have an exciting future with a solid performance.
“I just wanted to give absolutely everything, because my singles race didn’t go exactly to plan,” Neilson said.
“This has been our first nationals and our first worlds together. We’ve got plenty more years to come.
“I love K2, especially with Bec. She’s hands down the best K2 partner I’ve ever had.”
Mann, who comes from a canoe sprint background, said she learned a lot from Sunday’s race.
“Those girls are really quick,” Mann said. “You have to be ruthless. Our boat feels really good, we work really well together.”
Australia’s K2 men’s team of Joshua Kippin and Logan Dutton did not start.
See all Australian results below.
Find all World Championships results here: https://timetable.canoemarathonportugal.com
The 2019 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships will take place in Shaoxing, China from 10 – 13 October 2019.
Paddle Australia 2018 Canoe Marathon Team
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): DNS
Sebastian Wakim (Victoria): 11th
Reka Abraham (Victoria): 9th
Kristen Woodcock (South Australia): 14th
Tegan Fraser (Queensland): DNF
Rebecca Mann (Victoria) / Isabel Neilson (Victoria): 9th
Photos Dezso Vekassy www.canoephotography.com