Coast paddlers ready to take on the best
PADDLING: Sunshine Coast paddlers Alyssa Bull and Alyce Burnett are primed to attack the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Hungary this week.
The duo will contest the women’s K4, which is a key boat class offering the chance to secure four athlete spots for Tokyo.
Rio Olympian Alyssa Bull will be stroking the combination of Jaime Roberts, Alyce Burnett and Jo Brigden-Jones with the main aim to secure Australia a K4 quota spot and the four athlete spots for next year.
“I think as a K4 crew we are all working together really well. We are aware that the pressure is big at worlds as it doubles as Olympic qualification, but were focusing on putting together good races first and foremost.
“The whole women’s team is in good spirits, training hard and really looking forward to racing,” Bull said.
“The last few weeks training in Italy have been great, the whole squad has taken a good step up in training and we are all continually pushing each other every session.”
In the women’s K2 500, Cat McArthur has teamed up with Sunshine Coast U23 paddler Brianna Massie, who will enter the water to contest her first senior world championships.