TRIUMPH: Alexandra Headland's Alyssa Bull won a maiden ski title at the Lifesaving World Championships.
TRIUMPH: Alexandra Headland's Alyssa Bull won a maiden ski title at the Lifesaving World Championships. harvpix

Bull charges towards maiden gold at lifesaving worlds

SURF LIFESAVING: Alexandra Headland's Alyssa Bull has continued the region's success at the Lifesaving World Championships after powering her way to a maiden ski title.

It was the Rio Olympian's first time competing at the event and she managed to stave off a strong finishing Naomi Flood to earn the gold on Friday.

"It was pretty tight race and Naomi Flood was on my tail,” Bull said.

"It was a long and flat race in Adelaide so it suited the kayakers really well and I'm really happy to come away with the win.

"I definitely didn't expect it. I've haven't been doing a lot of training and haven't been on the ski a lot.”

Northcliffe's Georgia Laird rounded out the top three while fellow Rio Olympian and Maroochydore athlete Alyce Burnett placed fifth in the ski race.

Meanwhile, Maroochydore's Tiarnee Massie and Alexandra Clarke finished second in the board rescue event.

It was the first day of competition for the open athletes in the surf, with the youth starting their campaign in the pool.

-Tom Threadingham



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