Canoeing world cup gold for Australia

Australian Alyssa Bull has won gold in the K1 1000 at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup meet in Duisburg, Germany.

alyssa bull of australia looks on after qualifying for the final in the canoe sprint women39s kayak double 500m of the rio olympic games at lagoa stadium in rio de janeiro brazil
ALYSSA BULL of Australia looks on after qualifying for the Final in the Canoe Sprint Women's Kayak Double 500m of the Rio Olympic Games at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Rio Olympian Alyssa Bull has continued her winning run with gold in the K1 1000 on day two of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup meet in Duisburg, Germany.

The Australian won the same event last weekend in Poznan, Poland.

Bull tagged the feat "pretty cool" after going stroke-for-stroke with teammate Cat McArthur for most of the race with the South Australian only dropping out of the medal ranks towards the end.

"I knew Cat was going to go out really hard and I was just trying to keep in touch with everyone off the start and then tried to keep holding on to the end," the 23-year-old said.

"It was a pretty long race; bit different to last week where we had quite a tail wind but it was good."

Bull and McArthur joined up with Queensland's Alyce Burnett and West Australian Jaime Roberts later on Saturday to race the K4 500, the boat Australia is aiming to qualify at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The newly formed crew finished fourth in the heat to progress to the semi-final.

In a combination of youth and experience, Tom Green and Jackson Collins later in the day teamed up with Rio Olympian Lachlan Tame and London Olympian Murray Stewart to progress to the men's K4 500 semis.

Riley Fitzsimmons and Jordan Wood ticked another box on their way to the World Championships in the Olympic class of the men's K2 1000 by graduating to Sunday's final.


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