September 2019,

Weekly Wrap 26 August

Scott Martlew through to final at World Kayak Champs

Quote from Scott’s Facebook Athlete Page – “A couple of wins in the kayak which means through to the A final on Saturday and third in my heat for the Vaa which places me well for the semi final tomorrow, a good start”.

Check out a bit of video here.
🎥 vid credit Charles Nimmo

Also check out the website for the event with video here for all races…

Type in the athletes name in the search and it will bring up their race on video

Burling and Tuke win Test event in Japan

Full Results

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke knew they had essentially claimed gold at the Olympic test event in Enoshima moments after the start of today’s 49er medal race.

The pair had already guaranteed themselves at least silver, with Poland’s Pawel Kolodzinski and Lukasz Przybytek the only crew who could overtake them 13 points behind.

But Poland’s opportunity was over before it even started when they started prematurely, meaning they had to return to the start line to clear their penalty. From then on, Burling and Tuke kept a cover on the Polish pair and eased to the gold medal.

New Zealand results and standings after day five of the Olympic test event in Enoshima today:

49er (21 boats)

1st: Peter Burling / Blair Tuke (NZL) 3 1 1 (13) 9 4 3 2 2 4 1 7 16 – 53 points
2nd: Dylan Fletcher / Stuart Bithell (GBR) 1 10 4 10 10 (16) 5 4 7 3 3 1 6 – 64 pts
3rd: Pawel Kolodzinski / Lukasz Przybytek (POL) 2 4 7 2 3 5 11 6 1 (12) 4 5 18 – 68 pts

49erFX (23 boats)

1st: Martine Grael / Kahena Kunze (BRA) 5 2 4 5 1 (8) 2 2 8 8 7 7 6 – 57 pts
2nd: Naess / Ronningen (NOR) 3 8 9 1 5 (11) 1 5 11 3 6 8 2 – 62 pts
3rd: Saskia Tidey / Charlotte Dobson (GBR) 1 4 1 2 2 3 5 12 1 (15) 13 6 12 – 62 pts

4th: Alex Maloney / Molly Meech (NZL) (14) 7 2 3 6 1 4 8 3 5 4 14 10 – 67 pts

Laser (35 boats)

1st: Jesper Stalheim (SWE) 5 15 2 2 3 2 (36 RET) 3 16 12 – 60 pts
2nd: Tom Burton (AUS) 4 8 6 4 7 13 (27) 15 4 2 – 63 pts
3rd: Herman Tomasgaard (NOR) 9 1 3 11 16 5 (29) 6 6 8 – 65 pts

5th: Sam Meech (NZL) 1 2 13 1 12 7 9 13 9 (27) – 67 pts

Finn (22 boats)

1st: Zsombor Berecz (HUN) 3 1 3 2 8 1 2 2 2 (13) – 24 pts
2nd: Nicholas Heiner (NED) 2 2 7 7 6 (9) 6 5 (11) 3 – 47 pts
3rd: Giles Scott (GBR) 1 6 2 10 4 6 1 14 4 (17) – 48 pts

4th: Andy Maloney (NZL) 7 8 9 1 1 12 8 8 3 (16) – 57 pts

Nacra 17 (21 boats)

1st: Ruggero Tita / Caterina Banti (ITA) 1 3 1 3 2 7 7 9 2 6 5 (11) 8 – 54 pts
2nd: John Gimson / Anna Burnet (GBR) 6 5 5 7 7 2 2 1 (8) 8 1 4 18 – 66 pts
3rd: Ben Saxton / Nikki Boniface (GBR) 3 2 4 4 10 6 (20) 11 3 4 8 1 12 – 68 pts

17th: Micah Wilkinson / Erica Dawson (NZL) 20 15 14 8 (22 UFD) 14 14 14 17 19 13 16 – 164 pts

Men’s 470 (22 boats)

1st: Mathew Belcher / Will Ryan (AUS) 2 3 3 (8) 3 1 8 1 1 3 – 25 pts
2nd: Anton Dahlberg / Fredrik Bergsrom (SWE) 5 2 5 4 4 3 1 (7) 2 1 – 27 pts
3rd: Jordi Xammar / Nicolas Rodriguez (ESP) 1 1 4 (20) 1 10 2 6 11 2 – 38 pts

15th: Paul Snow-Hansen / Dan Willcox (NZL) (20) 14 16 1 14 20 7 5 15 17 – 109 pts

Hayden Wilde takes bronze at Tokyo 2020 Triathlon Test Event

Triathlete Hayden Wilde has pulled off the race of his life to win bronze in the men’s Tokyo 2020 Triathlon Test Event.

The 21-year-old from Whakatane managed the podium finish in a field stacked with the best triathletes in the world, including the likes of two-time Olympic medallist Jonathan Brownlee.

“I always love to race with a bit of passion so I came into the finish line pretty excited. To do that on the Olympic course is huge, to execute that race plan, I’m absolutely fizzing about it,” said Wilde.

Wilde was roughly a minute behind race leaders following the swim but the young athlete ground out an impressive bike leg to sit in the front pack of three.

It was a lead that wouldn’t be relinquished with Wilde crossing the line in third, in a time of 1:50:03.

The triathlon mixed team relay will be contested on Sunday, with the four athletes for the New Zealand team to be announced tonight.

P2P athlete takes Gold at Junior Track Cycling World Champs

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Kiwi dual gold medallist Laurence Pithie turns heads at world junior track cycling championship

The 17-year-old Cantabrian looks destined for a bright future after a stellar showing at the UCI junior track cycling world championships in Frankfurt (Oder) on the Germany-Poland border.

With two gold medals draped around his neck and wearing his first-place rainbow jersey, Pithie couldn’t wipe the smile from his face as he touched down in Christchurch on Wednesday.