Medals won at 2012 Paddle NSW Kayaking Sprint Championships
3 of our younger members, namely Jamie Brinkworth, Elizabeth Crilley & Lachlan O'Grady competed over the weekend at the 2012 Paddle NSW Sprint Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre Penrith. Jamie & Lachlan representing Paddle NSW Direct & Elizabeth representing Illawarra. Some of Australia’s Open top sprint paddlers hit the water competitively for the first time in a serious hit-out for possible 2012 London Olympic selection in kayaking. We are sure the 3 of them saw some great racing from current & likely Olympians over the 2 days.
All three gained some great results;
Lachlan O'Grady (1 Gold) won the 5000m Men Under 18 K1, he also made 2 other finals with a 8th in the 1000m Men Under 18 K1 & 9th in the 500m Men Under 18 K1.
Jamie Brinkworth (2 Silver & 1 Bronze) won silver in the 1000m Women Under 18 K1, she also got another silver medal in the 1000m Women Under 18 K2 (with Kirsty Philpott from Towardgi SLSC). Jamie also picked up a bronze medal in the 500m Women Under 18 K1 and finished 7th in the final of the 200m Women Under 18 K1.
Elizabeth Crilley also made 2 finals placing 9th in the 1000m Women Under 18 K1 & 7th in the 500m Women Under 18 K1.