WA Paddlers Contest U23 and Junior World Champs
Canoe|Kayak - Sprint | Published:
Thu 3 August 2017
Three Western Australian paddlers recently competed at the
Junior and U23 World Championships in Romania.
Shannon Reynolds and Yale Steinepreis formed part of
Australia’s U23 team, whilst Monique Carbone made her representative debut in
the Australian Junior team.
Reynolds and Steinepreis were members of the women’s K4 500
crew, which fell just one place shy of qualifying for an A-Final.
Joined by Brianna Massie and Francesca Kidd, the Australian
K4 finished fourth in their semi-final, less than a fifth of a second behind
third place New Zealand and a spot in the medal round.
The gold medal was eventually won by Hungary, ahead of
Germany and Russia.
Steinepreis and Massie teamed in the K2 500, finishing sixth
in their semi-final, whilst Reynolds recorded an eighth place finish in the
B-Final of the K1 200.
Australia won three medals at the U23 Championships with
Alyssa Bull’s gold in the K1 1000 final highlighting the green and gold charge.
Carbone contested the K1 200 at the Junior Championships,
earning passage to the semi-finals, before ending her campaign with a seventh
place paddle, which missed the top 18.
Senior athlete Jaime Roberts is currently finalising her preparations for the ICF Sprint Canoe World Championships which will be staged in Racice, Czech Republic from August 23-27.