Hobart’s Kate Eckhardt was not happy with her 25th-place finish in the semi-finals of the K1 at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Finals.
“I’m pretty disappointed and really did not get the run together that I wanted and I’m capable of,” Eckhardt said from La Seu d'Urgell in Spain.
“There were a few good things which are good to take away and I’m hoping to learn from them and see how I can fix them next time.”
Eckhardt, who had needed a second run on the previous day before qualifying in fifth position, finished 33rd in the women’s 2018 K1 World Cup standings having not contested World Cup 4.
Fellow Hobartian Daniel Watkins finished 11th in the K1 second run and 18th in the C1 to finish 30th in the men’s 2018 C1 World Cup standings.
Tamar’s Ciona Wilson and Huon’s Sarah Hawe are flying the Tasmanian flag at the Rowing World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Wilson, 26, is in the women’s eight while Hawe, 31, is in the women’s four crew with Molly Goodman, Katrina Werry and Lucy Stephan that is defending its world title.
A total of 15 Australian crews are set to compete from Sunday.
Huon’s Georgia Nesbitt, 26, is reserve for the lightweight women’s double scull.
5000m in 13:05.23 🔥🔥🔥 Only one Australian has ever ran faster. @Stewy_mac3 ran a huge personal best in the Brussels DL meet before falling as he crossed the line and dislocating his shoulder. Wishing you a speedy recovery Stewy. pic.twitter.com/LSvU82tMPa— UTAS Athletics (@unitasathletics) August 31, 2018
King Islander Stewart McSweyn is expecting more stiff competition when he steps back into the athletics spotlight in the Czech Republic city of Ostrava.
The 23-year-old is listed to race the 3000 metres at the IAAF Continental Cup.
McSweyn’s personal best of 7:34.79 has him ranked third in the field behind Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha (7:28.00) and Bahrain’s Birhanu Balew (7:34.26).
All three took part in what the IAAF called “the hottest 3000m race of the season so far” at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat.
The race is scheduled for Monday morning (Tastime) and comes less than a fortnight after the Melbourne-based runner dislocated his shoulder in the process of smashing his personal best 5000m time.
Racing in the Diamond League final in Brussels, McSweyn shaved 14 seconds off his previous benchmark by recording a time of 13:05.23 before collapsing on the line.