Team youngsters to lead charge on first day of semi-finals and finals at Canoe Sprint

Tuesday, 2 August 2021, will see first semi-finals and finals at Sea Forrest Waterway with all four Australian boats from yesterday’s qualifying progressing through to the next round of racing.

Australian team youngsters Tom Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen will lead the charge lining up in the same men’s K1 1000m semi-final at 10:08 local time (11:08 AEST).

22-year old Green impressed on Monday with a second place in the heats and progressing straight through to the semis.  The 2019 U23 World Champion in the K1 1000m qualified for the semi-final (lane 3) with the third fastest time of the five heats and will be joined in the semi by his K2 1000m team mate Jean van der Westhuyzen (lane 1) who qualified with a win in the quarterfinal.

First to fourth place in the semi-final will be advancing to Final A, which will be held a couple hours after the semi, while the rest will go through to the Final B.

It will be the same progression in the women’s K2 500m semi-final, which also includes two Aussie boats in the same race, semi-final 2, at 10:30 local time (11:30 AEST).

Dual Olympians Alyssa Bull and Alyce Wood will be racing in lane 7 after finishing second in the quarterfinal, while Jaime Roberts and Jo Brigden-Jones will line up in one of the outside lanes, lane one, after securing the final qualification spot in Tuesday’s semi-finals.

See Tuesday’s Schedule here:


Australian Start Times, Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Men’s K1 1000m

11:08 AEST – Semi-final 2

Lane 1 Jean van der Westhuyzen

Lane 3 Tom Green

Progression: 1st – 4th to Final A, rest to Final B



13:12 AEST      Final B

13:20 AEST      Final A


Women’s K2 500m

11:30 AEST Semi-final 2

Lane 1 Jaime Roberts + Jo Brigden-Jones

Lane 7 Alyssa Bulla + Alyce Wood

Progression: 1st – 4th to Final A, rest to Final B



13:39 AEST      Final B

13:46 AEST      Final A

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