Salmon Leap would be the only club represented from Ireland at this year World Championships, with only a small squad of 2 paddlers & coach:
Ryan O’Connor K1 200m
Ronan Foley K1 1000m & 500m
Coach Jon Simmons
They would both be competing in the U23 events. Ryan got as far as the semi finals but sadly didn’t have a great start in the semi which cost him at the end of the race. But his time from the semi gave him a world ranking of 20th.
Ronan though had a great weekend and come away with 3rd place in the K1 500m B final giving him a world ranking of 12th in this distance! But the highlight result was his 6th in the A final of the K1 1000m. A fantastic results by this young man in his first year U23. Truly a fantastic performance for club and country. Well don’t Gentleman on a good weeks racing.