Start 45 - 49 Men K1 Masters
Michael Leverett wins Gold in the Mens 40-44 category
John Newton placed 4th in the 65+ K1, as did , Lisa Newton and Dianne Chellew in the Women's K1 55 - 59 and 60 - 64 yrs respectively. Many other top 10 finishes were achieved, in some considerably large fields. Results have been posted, but it seems there are some errors with boat numbers and them coinciding with appropriate paddlers, so until they are confirmed, don't place too much on the posted results.
The portage has presented itself as somewhat of a challenge, that will put many paddlers on guard for opportunities to split the field, and with a finish just 1400m from the last portage, much pressure will be brought to bear there.
The team once again had an opportunity to get out on the course and to hear from the experiences of the masters. Curiously, this time starts were not held, leading to some 'interesting' starts.
Racing gets underway tomorrow morning at 9:15 and agin at 12:00 for masters double, with smaller fields anticipated.
It will be great to see more masters at the next World Cup in Denmark, so we can give the strong South African and Spanish teams a run for their money.
All Australian results (singles and doubles) of racing in the World Cup for Masters at the 2102 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Rome, Italy:
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