Tasmanian Slalom and Wildwater Championships Results

After a quick change of venue to the Forth River, the Tasmanian Slalom and Wildwater Championships saw paddlers from across Australia competing.


The event doubled at Southern Cup Slalom Series Race 1 and wildwater team selection races.


Tasmanian Institute of Sport paddler Dan Hall maintained his position as a premier rapid sprinter, ahead of TIS team mates Ben Maynard and Mathew French. In the classic race Mathew French edged out Dan Hall , Ben Maynard was third, Tom Bedford from Great Lakes Canoe Club fourth and Stewart Bennett fifth , all separated by less than ten seconds


Anne Cairns, from New Zealand, was first woman in the rapid sprints and classic ahead of Carol Hurst from Derwent Canoe club and Ruby Hodgetts from Tasmanian Canoe Club.


In the slalom, Warwick Draper (Vic) was well clear of the field ahead of Josh Kippin (WA) and Ben Maynard (Tas).


All places in C1 were taken by junior Western Sydney Academy of Sport paddlers Ian Borrows, Mark Rudd and Reilly Edwards.


Sarah Grant from Melbourne Canoe Club won the womenÕs slalom kayak ahead of Alison Borrows WSAS and Elena Etheridge PVC 


C2 was a father and son affair for the first two places with Derwent paddlers Peter and Andrew Eckhardt ahead of Chris and Will Schmidt. Ben Jones and Ian Borrows from Penrith came in third.


All results below:


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