Scott Martlew’s return luggage was slightly heavier than when he left for the 2019 Waka Ama Championship at Lake Karapiro.
The Para athlete bringing home two golds in VL3 200 and 500 metre Men’s Waka Ama Championship.
The VL3 category is the same event Scott will race in at the Para Canoe World Championships in August this year.
Tipple on Target
Personal bests and the first step towards Olympic qualifying was how skeet shooter Chloe Tipple rounded out her week in Brisbane.
After winning Gold in the Commonwealth Shooting Competition, the 27-year-old shot 120/125 to be the top qualifier at the Australian National Championships, before walking away from the final with a Silver Medal.
Murray goes good!
Craig Murray had a near podium finish in the men’s ski category at the first stop of the Freeride World Tour, this time in Habuka Japan.
The Canterbury skier finishing 5th in his first start in his second season on the Tour.
“The run went well for me,” said Murray. “I was happy to stay on my feet and get a top 5 result for the first event of the world tour. My good friend Hank Bilous was meant to be here and couldn’t make it due to an illness so I really wanted to land something he would be stoked on.”
“We got really lucky with fresh snow and good light on the mountain today. I was really inspired by the skiers and snowboarders before me and tried the first 720 in a few years on the tour and happy to put it to my feet and achieve a personal goal. I’m excited to be back on the world tour this year and looking forward to building on this result for the next 4 stops.”