Paddlers ready to hit the big time in Canada

Warilla paddler David Smith and partner Luke Morrison have lifted their sights heading into K2 1000 at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Canada this weekend.Smith admitted the pair’s first focus was to make the team for the world championships but recent success in the World Cup and Hungarian championships have given them confidence heading into this year’s biggest meet.”Our goal was a top-six position at the world championships, but looking back on our preparation, our focus has changed to winning a medal,” Smith said.”We have been in a high calibre (training) group with a lot of headstrong egos since arriving (in Canada) about a month ago and it has helped us.”The group includes Smith’s good mate Olympic gold medallist Ken Wallace along with Canadian Adam Van Koeverden, whose three Olympic medals include a gold at Athens, and European 500m champion Anders Gustaffson from Sweden. “It’s undoubtedly the fastest training group in world,” Smith said.”We went to the Olympic regatta course in Montreal for time trials last week to see where we are in our preparation and got a big confidence booster as we posted an unofficial time of 3.09.22 – another pb,” he added.Smith and Morrison are the form K2 crew of the year following their win at the Hungarian championships in the fourth quickest time in history and their World Cup success in June.”After posting such a quick time (in Hungary), it has given both my partner Luke and myself the feeling that we can be a real threat come worlds time,” Smith said.
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