QINGDAO, CHINA (OCTOBER 28, 2019) – Canada’s top Stand Up Paddlers earned three medals at the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Stand Up Paddling (SUP) World Championships in Qingdao, China. This competition was a significant event for the ICF and SUP community, with over 40 nations and 200 athletes participating in this inaugural event.
CKC alumni Tamas Buday Jr. (L’Île-Perrot, QC) and 16 year old Jack Seymour (Toronto, ON) donned the maple leaf in three events – long distance, sprint and technical races.
Tamas Buday Jr. was crowned world champion on the first day of competition, with a gold medal in Long Distance Masters 40+ Men race.
Seymour also stood on the podium with two bronze medals for his Long Distance Junior and Technical Junior performances.
“The inaugural ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships proved to be a great success both in terms of the event itself, and our Canadian athlete’s results,” said Ian Mortimer CKC Director of Development, “It was fantastic to see the future of the sport with Jack Seymour reaching the podium twice in the Junior Men’s division events, and it was a special moment to see Tamas Buday Jr., an alumni of our Sprint Canoe program, back on top of the podium wearing the Maple Leaf in the master’s distance event.”
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