Kate Eckhardt performs at the 2017 Oceania Slalom Championships

It was a big weekend for Canoe Slalom paddler Kate Eckhardt at the 2017 Oceania championships in Auckland. Paddling at her best ever she has placed third overall in both the K1 and C1. The event attracted many international superstars in the sport including Jessica Fox (Olympic medalist and multiple world champion), Luka Jones (current olympic silver medalist), Jasmin Shonburg (German World champion) and many USA, French and Czech Republic national team paddlers.

Also competing at the championships was Daniel Watkins who just missed out on qualifying for the C1and K1 finals.


From: TIS Bulletin 27th Edition: January 2017