Australian paddlers set to take on 2022 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships

A team of 21 athletes have been nominated to the 2022 Australian Canoe Marathon Team and will represent Australia in the Open, Junior and U23 categories at the 2022 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Ponte Lima, Portugal, from September 29 to October 2, 2022.

Paddle Australia has also selected 20 athletes in the Masters category.

The strong line-up of men and women across the Senior, Under 23 and Junior categories feature a number of paddlers with substantial experience racing at world championships level, including national champion Josh Kippin.

Kippin won the shortest 3.4km Open K1 event and the longest 29.6km K1 event at the 2022 Paddle Australia Canoe Marathon Championships on the Gold Coast, also standing on top of the podium with Brendan Rice in the Men’s 29.6km K2 event.

Ponte Lima 2022 will be Kippin’s sixth World Championships team, his last being in Shaoxing, China in 2019, where he placed 6th in the K1 3.6km short course event, 16th in the K2 29.7km marathon event and 13th in the K2 marathon.

Josh Kippin at the 2022 PA Canoe Marathon Championships

Like many others, Australia didn’t send a Marathon team to the last World Championships in Bascov (Romania) last October, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic challenge and uncertainty around international travel at the time. 

Kippin said it’s always an honour to be selected for a national team and he learns more from each opportunity in the green and gold.

“I’m stoked to make another national team for marathon and represent Australia after a few years out of international competition,” Kippin said.

“I definitely still feel like I’m learning a lot each time I get to compete at Worlds and as a result I am managing to piece together better and better performances.

“My main goals for this year’s World Champs is to be top 10 across the three races in short course K1, marathon K1 and marathon K2.”

The team also includes the likes of Tokyo 2020 Sprint Canoe Olympian Jaime Roberts, competing in the Women’s K1 short course, and K2 standard course alongside the 2021 Paddler of the year Jane Pankhurst.

2019 World Championships representative, 22-year-old Hannah Scott, has been selected for another National team, having recently won the Open Women’s K2 event at the 2022 National Championships, paired with Rebecca Mann. 

“I am very grateful that I have been able to get here,” said Scott, who was sidelined by a shoulder injury last year. “To be back and fit enough to be selected is something I didn’t think was possible.”

Hannah Scott cheer squad at 2022 Canoe Marathon Australian Championships

Scott will compete in the Under 23 Women’s K1 marathon event, and Open Women’s K2, whilst being the first reserve for the Open Women’s K1 short course.

She said she is looking to make the most of her last two seasons in the younger age category while at the same time, gaining valuable experience against top international competition and improve on her 2019 results, where she placed 13th in the U23 Women K1 and 9th in the Women K2, paddling alongside current partner Rebecca Mann. 

“The goal for my U23 Singles is to try and be the most competitive I can be, hopefully placing higher than I did last time in China,” Scott said.

“I just want to go out there and race as hard as me and my doubles partner Bec Mann can, to get heaps of experience up with the Open women and try to do Australia proud,” she said. 

Selections were made in accordance with the PA Selection Policy – click here

Short Course
Open Men K1

Josh Kippin (Western Australia)

Casey Haynes (New South Wales)

Reserve 1 – Brendan Rice (Western Australia)1

Open Women K1

Jaime Roberts (Western Australia)

Rebecca Mann (Victoria)

Reserve 1 – Hannah Scott (Victoria)2

Reserve 2 – Rachel de Kretser (Victoria)2

Open Women C1

Em Harrison (Victoria)


Standard Course
Open Men K1

Josh Kippin (Western Australia)

Casey Haynes (New South Wales)

Open Women K1

Rebecca Mann (Victoria)

Kate Leverett (Victoria)

Under 23 Men K1

Luke Dooley (Western Australia)

Daniel Mole (Queensland)

Under 23 Women K1

Rachel de Kretser (Victoria)

Hannah Scott (Victoria)

Under 18 Men K1

Noah Boldy (Western Australia)

Under 18 Women K1

Jasmine Rayward (Queensland)

Genevieve Stanley (Western Australia)

Under 18 Men C1

Jordan Jenkin (South Australia)

Open Men K2

Brendan Rice / Josh Kippin (Western Australia)

Casey Haynes / James Pralija (New South Wales)

Open Women K2

Hannah Scott / Rebecca Mann (Victoria)

Jaime Roberts / Jane Pankhurst (Western Australia)

Under 18 Men K2

Noah Boldy / Morgan Boldy (Western Australia)

Under 18 Women K2

Genevieve Stanley / Sarah Major (Western Australia)


Masters Men

  1. Armand le Roux – M55 K1 (Queensland)
  2. Brett Greenwood – M50 K1, M50 K2 (New South Wales)
  3. Darren Lee – M55 K1, X 35-59 K2 (New South Wales)
  4. Dominic Scarfe – M55 K2 (Victoria)
  5. Geoff Horsnell – M70 K1 (New South Wales)
  6. Ian Cooper – X 35-59 K2 (New South Wales)
  7. Jason Ware – M50 K1, M50 K2 (New South Wales)
  8. John Young – M60 K1, M55 K2 (Victoria)
  9. Paul Kristian – M45 K1, M45 K2 (Victoria)
  10. Stuart Bryson – M55 K1, X 35-59 K2 (Queensland)
  11. Marc Brehin – M60 K1, X 35-59 K2 (South Australia)
  12. Jeff Hosnell- M70 K1 (New South Wales)

Masters Women

  1. Ann Lloyd Green – W 70K1 (New South Wales
  2. Cathy Venning – W45 K1, X 35-59 K2 (South Australia)
  3. Daniela Torre – W50 K1, X 35-59 K2 (New South Wales) 
  4. Fiona Rae – W55 K1, W55 K2 (New South Wales) 
  5. Liz Pratt – X35-59 K2 (New South Wales)
  6. Laura Lee – W40 K1 (New South Wales)
  7. Pauline Findlay – W60 K1, W55 K2 (New South Wales)
  8. Sue McDougall – W50 K1, W50 K2 (Western Australia)
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