South Africa bagged a further six medals yesterday to go with the five they scooped on the opening day at the Canoe Marathon Masters World Cup in Brandenburg, Germany.
The team built on their medal tally early on the second and final day of competition yesterday when they picked up a bronze medal in the men’s K2 65-69 category as Willem van Riet and Johan van Rooyen finished third.
Further bronze medals came from C-paddlers Radoslaw Olszewski and Andrezej Lenartowski (men’s 50-54 section) and Bruce Wenke and Linton Hope (men’s 55-59).
The best result of the morning session came from Alan Hold and Chris Visser, who powered to a gold medal by over four minutes in the 60-64 age-group.
The only pair to miss out in the morning session were the women’s K2 duo of Lis Hart and Lisa Scott, who finished fourth in the 45-49 division.
The afternoon session was also fruitful as the team bagged medals in two of the three races in which they competed.
The best performance came from the 50-54 pair of Colin Simpkins and Rob Hart, who bagged a silver medal, while Lee McGregor and James Tutton finished in sixth place in the same race.
The second medal of the post-lunch session went to Charles Haynes and Lance Howarth, who finished third in a competitive 40-44 group.
The focus now moves to the elite paddlers who will compete in the Canoe Marathon World Championships from Friday to Sunday at the same Brandenburg course.