The highlight in terms of results was the U23 WK2 500m Team. Briar McLeely and Rebecca Cole took second place in their heat, with a time of 1.49.939 sec, to qualify for their A Final (Race 255, to be raced on Sunday).
After narrowly missing out on the Finals last year, the girls were pumped.
I was pretty speechless after the race and felt huge relief, as we really wanted to make the A final after just missing out last year," McLeely told CRNZ. "Keeping that on the down-low and focusing on the basic job of pulling our boat past our blades sure paid off and we can't wait to see what the final day brings."
U18 WK1 500m Semifinal: Shani Clark placed fifth in 2.11.084 sec to qualify for her B final.
U18 K2 500m Tess Allen and Danielle Watson finished seventh in their semifinal with a time of 1:55.690 sec, to progress to their B final.
Despite stormy weather which prevented all the racing from going ahead, several paddlers managed to qualify for their semifinal races.
U18 MK1 200m Quaid Thompson placed 5th in 38.978 sec.
U23 MK1 200m Karl McMurtrie placed 5th in 37.959 sec.
U18 WK1 200m Samalulu Clifton placed 8th in 46.443 sec.
U23 WK1 200m Britney Ford placed 6th in 45.123 sec.
U18 MK2 200m Ethan Moore and Jake Koekemoer placed 5th in 36.406 sec.
Great job guys!
Photo thanks to CRNZ
Scott Martlew has competed his Rio Paralympic Dream with an eighth place finish in the A Final.