Sydney International Whitewater Festival

The 2020 Australian Open and Freestyle National Championships were on last weekend in Penrith as part of the Sydney International Whitewater Festival (21st – 23rd February 2020)

Slalom
Brodie Crawford – 11th C1M Semifinal
Demelza Wall – 17th C1W Semifinal
Ben Pope – 34th K1M Semifinal
Genie Collin – 1st K1W Invitational
Steven Lowther – 2nd C1M Invitational
George Pankhurst – 12th C1M Invitational, 19th K1M Invitational
Kynan Maley – 20th C1M Invitational
Jordan Fleming – 37th K1M Invitational


Brodie Crawford in C1 (left), Georgina Collin in K1 (centre), Jordan Fleming in K1 (right)

Freestyle
Kynan Maley – 2nd C1M Heats (results TBA)

Kynan Maley in C1 Freestyle (Scott Moorhen Photography)

Congratulations to all who competed over the weekend against a tough field of international competitors. A special congratulation goes to Brodie Crawford who very nearly qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but ultimately just fell short to national champion Daniel Watkins who took the sole C1 position.

Paddle WA and the slalom community wish these athletes all the best as they get selected for the Senior, U23 and Junior Slalom Teams and hope to see them soon turn their focus to Paris 2024!