Only one week to go until racing starts at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. I am very proud to be representing my country at my 4th World Championships and will compete in the women’s Paracanoe individual KL2 (kayak) and VL2 (outrigger canoe) races. Time will tell if all my hard work at training, in the gym and on-water, over the past year will lead to improvements in my performance.
Last year was so incredible with the sport of Paracanoe making it’s debut at the Rio Paralympic Games. I will never forget hearing the crowd cheering loudly as I crossed the finish line, feeling completely exhausted but relieved and elated in the knowledge that I just made history winning Australia’s first ever Paracanoe medal at Paralympic level! It’s a hard act to follow…
Consequently, this year I have made a few changes in the hope to shave off those few crucial seconds that make all the difference in sprint racing. I also have some new equipment that I am very excited about! I am so grateful for the support of The Paddle Shop, who have supplied me with a new outrigger canoe paddle – the Quickblade V Drive.
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Photo credits: North Coast Foods (top), S.Seipel (middle).