Congratulations to Daniel Watkins who won silver in the Men’s C1 and gold in the U23 event at the recent Canoe Slalom Oceania Championships in Auckland. Daniel managed second place despite two gate touches after an otherwise fast and solid run (98.25). Losing four seconds on penalties, he was only 0.39 seconds behind the winner and had the faster raw time. He also competed in the Men’s K1 where he finished fourth and won the U23 category with a clean run.
Also competing was Kate Eckhart, who finished sixth in the Women’s K1 final, third in the U23 K1, seventh in the C1 and third in the U23 C1.
Selections for the 2018 Australian Canoe Slalom National Team will continue at the Australian Open to take place at Penrith Whitewater Stadium 16-18 February 2018.
Image: Daniel Watkins