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Local paddlers win medals in Germany
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Last weekend, the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club sprint team raced at the Sprint Sachsen, Anhalt Offen and Magdeburg Regatta in Magdeburg, Germany. LCKC athletes won 16 medals overall, including two golds, seven silvers and seven bronzes.

The regatta featured a total of 28 clubs from Germany and 433 paddlers.

Gold medals were won by Chris Miller (Senior Men’s K1 200 meter) and the Senior Men’s C4 200 meter team (Robert Finlayson, Ben Hefner, Ian Ross and Claudiu Ciur). Silver medals were won by Cannie Ash (Senior Women’s K1 200 meter), Finlayson (Senior Men’s C1 200 meter), Hefner and Ross (Senior Men’s C2 200 meter), Macy Dwyer and Alex McLain (Senior Women’s K2 200 meter), Stanton Collins and Aaron Mullican (Junior Men’s K2 200 meter), Senior Women’s K4 200 meter (Ash, Dwyer, McLain and Kasi Paul), and Senior/Junior Men’s K4 200 meter (Miller, Collins, Mullican and Tommy Wade). Bronze medals were won by Collins, Ash, Ross, Ciur and Finlayson.

The trip to Germany is a result of hosting nine members of the SC Magdeburg Club in March at the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club.

While in Germany, they have made the trip to Duisburg to watch the World Cup 2 races, where Finlayson, Hefner and Ross competed. They were also present to see Tim Hornsby become the first LCKC athlete to make the Olympic Team.

On May 30, all athletes raced in the Magdeburg Spring Cup. Collins won a bronze medal in the Junior Men’s K1.
The team will train until Thursday this week before leaving for Bochum, Germany, to race in the Bochum Regatta.

After racing in Bochum, the majority of the athletes will travel to Romania to train at their Olympic Training Center.

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