The 2017 Junior Racing Canoeist of the Year is Ieuan James, Forth CC, gold medallist in the Junior and U23 World Championships this year in the K1 200m. The trophy was suitably presented to Ieuan by Liam Heath, another fairly good K1 200m paddler(!!!), who was also the winner of this award in 2002.
“Congratulations to our three multi Olympic World and European Champions. They are clearly putting GB on the map as a Canoe Sprint nation.
In congratulating them we recognise their unstinting effort and dedication to their sport and bringing their natural talent to a peak, resulting in nothing short of truly magnificent performances in the 2017 championships.
And we must not forget the other athletes that took part or those that support them, who are largely in the background and unseen.
Wow! Truly great achievements.
Come and celebrate their success when Liam, Jeanette and Emma are interviewed on Sunday 3rd September 2017, starting at 1:20pm, followed by a presentation at about 1:30 and then autographs and photo signings in the signing tent at approx 1:35pm.”
Following a new course record that was missed in the original publication of the official results for the May 2017 national sprint regatta, which has since been updated, here are the 5 new course records that were achieved. Well done to all involved.
Senior Men K4 500m – ODP – M Bowley/L Fletcher/D Johnson/M Robinson – 1:23.53
The Sprint Squad List – Summer 2017, for the England Talent Programme, is now available below. It can also be accessed on the British Canoeing website Talent Programme – Sprint page where you will also find an explanation of the England Talent Pathway:
Acclaimed photographer Antony Edmonds took photos of the Jonathan Schofield (K2 200m silver medallist in Rio, with Liam Heath) autograph session held at the weekend, during the September National Sprint Regatta.
Last year’s Paracanoeing Worlds silver medallist Johnny Young proved he is still a force to be reckoned with in the Va’a despite making an almost complete switch to the kayak this season.
On the final day of the Worlds selection trials, part of the National and Open Championships in Nottingham, it was a the turn of the Va’a competitors to bid for their places on the team bound for Milan next month … read more.