NZ paddlers to watch at 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships

The 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in Perth is set to be an exciting event, with strong contenders from across the globe. Among the notable competitors, New Zealand has a fleet of paddlers who are expected to make a significant impact. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top New Zealand paddlers to watch in this thrilling competition.

Danika Mowlen, a rising star in ocean racing, has recently claimed victory in the Darcy Price Series during the 2022/23 season. Her impressive skills and determination make her a strong contender in the championship, and she will undoubtedly be one to watch as she takes on the world’s best paddlers. Another standout New Zealand paddler is Ben Keys, who demonstrated his expertise in ocean racing by winning the Darcy Price Series in the 2020/21 season. With a remarkable track record in this challenging discipline, Keys is poised to make his presence felt at the 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships. Both have already entered the event and are gearing up for the championships in just over four weeks. 

The rivalry between Australia and New Zealand in ocean racing is well-known and highly anticipated. The battle on the start line is sure to be intense as both nations have a history of producing top-tier paddlers. It’s difficult to predict who will come out on top in the open category of the 2023 championship, but the competition promises to be thrilling.

As for predicting the winner of the 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships open category, it’s anyone’s guess. The outcome will depend on numerous factors, including weather conditions, race strategies, and the competitors’ form on the day. What we can be certain of, however, is that both Australia and New Zealand will deliver a fierce and thrilling competition that ocean racing fans won’t want to miss.

Ultimately, it’s the spectators who will be the true winners, as they witness the skill, determination, and sportsmanship of these exceptional athletes. The 2023 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships in Perth promises to be an unforgettable event in the world of paddling.

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