23 August 2018

Chippington adds bronze to impressive GB Paracanoe haul

Another day, another medal for Great Britain at the Paracanoe World Championships in Portugal.

This time it was Rio 2016 champion Jeanette Chippington’s turn on the podium as she claimed bronze in the women’s KL1 200m final in 57.05 seconds.

It was the 48-year-old’s 13th Para Canoe World Championship medal since 2012 after she made the switch over to the sport from swimming.

And whilst she couldn’t defend her World Championship crown – narrowly missing out on silver to Italian Eleonora De Paulis whilst Maryna Mazhula took gold – she can take heart in what was a closely-fought race.

Chippington’s was the fourth medal for Great Britain in what has been a successful week in Montemor thus far, with GB currently sitting second in the overall table.

It comes after Charlotte Henshaw and Emma Wiggs completed a British one-two yesterday in the women’s KL2 200m – which they were today awarded their medals for – and the bronze that Henshaw won on day one in the VL3 200m.

Elsewhere on Friday, there was plenty of action with British interest.

Robert Oliver came close to adding to the World Championship silver he won in 2015, finishing less than a tenth of a second off third-place in the men’s KL3 200m, with Ukrainian favourite Serhii Yemelianov taking gold.

Nicholas Beighton was seventh in the KL2 200m A final, whilst Dave Phillipson came third in the B final and Jonathan Young finished second in the KL3 200m B final.

Competition continues tomorrow with Chippington back in action alongside Wiggs in the VL2 200m final.

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