Australia collected a silver and bronze medal in the paracanoe events at the first ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup for 2019.
Susan Seipel took silver in the women’s VL2 paracanoe final, while Amanda Reynolds won an emotional bronze in the women’s KL3.
“I’m stoked with a silver, really happy to be back in the medals,” Seipel said.
“It’s a quality field now, as it should be as we are heading into the Paralympics next year, so it’s really exciting for the sport. I hope it will be a cracking race at the Paralympics and I hope I will be there.”
Reynolds found herself in the unusual position of having to qualify for her KL3 final through the semi-finals, but she is still a force to be reckoned with by surging home to win bronze.
“After yesterday’s effort, I really thought I’d totally stuffed everything up. I’ve never done a semi in my life, and I don’t plan on doing another one," she said.
“But once I got back in the right headspace again, I’m just so stoked to get a place this time. It gives me more of an opportunity to go home and go ‘right, this is what we’ve got to do’.
“It’s hard with my wrist, we need to be careful and technical with what we do. It’s always painful, but I think I’ve been through worse.”