Ros Lawrence is going to Sickline 2013! Only just two days ago did she reach the $4000 required for this year's extreme competition in Austria.
2012 C1 World Cup Champion 'Ros' talks about her upbringing, her love of slalom and her campaign to get herself back to Austria to defend her Sickline title this year.
Hat-trick! Sportscene completes the 2012 White Water Grand Prix trio; we first interviewed Katrina, then Nouria and now its time for 2nd place overall Martina Wegman. Over an 8am breakfast chat on Skype, I meet the Dutch Triple Sickline Champion extreme and freestyle paddler who has won more competitions than most of the women's field and she is still only 23.
Whitewater kayaking is growing. It is evolving like a glass of spilled water at the dinner table. As the water runs off in many different directions, so has the sport.
Winner of last year's White Water Grand Prix in Chile, France's Nouria Newman gives us an insight into her immediate kayaking goals and long term ambitions. She joins SPORTSCENE as our latest Contributor; she intends to focus on profiles of creeking athletes who receive less media attention than their slalom counterparts.
Taking a break from editing her new women's whitewater film, Canada's Katrina van Wijk has a whistle-stop heart-to-heart with SPORTSCENE about her career, the 2012 Whitewater Grand Prix and her project TiTS Deep that is gaining incredible momentum on Facebook.
Nouria Newman: "Other highlights included seeing most of the boys as intimidated as I was at the start of the Gol Gol race, having the-almost-perfect-run on the Puesco race, and seeing everyone happy on the river and super excited when we first ran the Futa all together."
In a gig-venue and shop named The Store near Okere Falls, Rotorua, New Zealand, SPORTSCENE Director Rob has a morning coffee with extreme paddling poster-boy Sam Sutton.
Thirty of the world’s best kayakers competed in a "Boulder Dash" race on Thursday, December 6, in stage two of the 2012 Whitewater Grand Prix on the Rio Puesco in Central Chile. Eric Deguil (FRA) took first place among the men and Nouria Newman (FRA) placed first among the women.
SPORTSCENE has been in touch with Sussex University Canoe Club (UK) President, Katie Hedgecock, who took her squadron of 15 débutante, advanced and alumni paddlers to the London 2012 Olympic course on a gloomy November weekend.
Earlier this week the 2012 Whitewater Grand Prix kicked off in spectacular fashion with a whitewater enduro race on the Rio Gol Gol in Chile. Over thirty of the world’s best whitewater kayakers competed in the first stage of this 5-stage, 14-day event.