PB kayakers in crews for world champs

Sprint national champs start today, with Poverty Bay expected to feature prominently

Sprint national champs start today, with Poverty Bay expected to feature prominently

Alex Bermingham (left) and Alicia Hoskin. Picture supplied.

FOUR Poverty Bay Kayak Club members have received a huge boost heading into the sprint national champs, which started today.

Kim Thompson and Britney Ford have been named to represent New Zealand in under-23 crew boats for the world junior and u23 championships at Pitesti, Romania, in July.

Alicia Hoskin and Alex Bermingham are in the u18 crew boats squad.

An eight-person u23 squad and 10-person u18 squad were named.

Selection for the K1 races will be confirmed after the sprint kayak champs on Lake Karapiro.

The Poverty Bay club is again expected to feature prominently over the three days, particularly in the age group divisions.

Racing started this morning. Today’s programme features 200 metres races.

Olympic and world champion Lisa Carrington is competing but only in crews, not in the K1 distances.

FOUR Poverty Bay Kayak Club members have received a huge boost heading into the sprint national champs, which started today.

Kim Thompson and Britney Ford have been named to represent New Zealand in under-23 crew boats for the world junior and u23 championships at Pitesti, Romania, in July.

Alicia Hoskin and Alex Bermingham are in the u18 crew boats squad.

An eight-person u23 squad and 10-person u18 squad were named.

Selection for the K1 races will be confirmed after the sprint kayak champs on Lake Karapiro.

The Poverty Bay club is again expected to feature prominently over the three days, particularly in the age group divisions.

Racing started this morning. Today’s programme features 200 metres races.

Olympic and world champion Lisa Carrington is competing but only in crews, not in the K1 distances.

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