Team SA thrive at Worlds marathon

2017-09-26 06:00
Photo: SuppliedIt was an imperious showing from 10-time world champion Hank McGregor in the men’s K1 and K2 as he grabbed two golds at the recent ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg.

Photo: SuppliedIt was an imperious showing from 10-time world champion Hank McGregor in the men’s K1 and K2 as he grabbed two golds at the recent ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg.

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AFTER being heaped with praise for hosting the thoroughly successful 2017 ICF Canoe Marathon World at Camps Drift, Team SA is celebrating winning the overall men’s kayak team title and finishing second on the medal table behind the dominant Hungary over the four days of competition.

It is the third year in succession that the South African men have won the men’s kayak team title, topped off by now 10-time world champion Hank McGregor's achievements in the men's K1 and men's K2 showdowns where he edged fellow South African Andy Birkett for the K1 crown and the impressive Hungarian pair of Adrian Boros and Laszlo Solti for the K2 gold.

McGregor's milestones might have overshadowed a number of other noteworthy performances from the South African squad with junior's Alex Masina and Christie Mackenzie, U23 star Nick Notten, and our junior K2 crew of Hamish Mackenzie and Dave Evans all becoming first-time world championship's medallists.

Canoeing South Africa General Manager Colin Simpkins was full of praise for the team that took part in both the Masters Cup and the Marathon World Championships.

"We really couldn't have asked for anything more from our paddlers," Simpkins said.

"They were terrific ambassadors for our sport and I am sure that their performances have gone a long way in boosting the profile of marathon paddling and bringing the discipline to the fore.

"If we can get all paddlers to understand marathon paddling and the tactics that are involved it can only improve paddling in this country."

More information can be found at www.ca noesa.org.za
- Supplied.

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