Canoe Sprint Athletes Put on Strong Finals Displays

Posted on August 7, 2021 by

Four NSWIS scholarship athletes headed out on the water today in the men’s and women’s kayak four events.

Dual Olympian Jo Bridgen-Jones was part of the women’s team that qualified for the A final after recording a time of 1:38.170 in their semi-final earlier in the day.

A hard fought effort in the final event saw the foursome finish with a time of 1:39.797, crossing the finish line in seventh place.

The Australian men’s side, including NSWIS athletes Murray Stewart, Lachlan Tame and Riley Fitzsimmons, crossed the line second in their semi-final, recording a time of 1:24.868, securing their position in the A final.

After leaving their all on the water, they pulled up in sixth place in the final with a time of 1:25.025.


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