Recently, Liam Dowd (Year 9) has been in Canada, representing Australia in the 2015 Freestyle Kayak World Championships. On the day of the competition Liam exceeded all expectations. Of the eleven athletes representing Australia in the K1 class, Liam was ranked 4th. To define this ranking, Liam not only outscored all his fellow junior competitors, but several of the seniors as well..
With the crowd behind him, Liam finished with a respectable 93.3 score and a world ranking of 20th, amongst the Junior Men, the highest score in the Australian Junior Men’s team.
Liam really enjoyed the experience and the opportunity, and he is already focused on the next world championships in Rio in 2017.
This is an amazing achievement for someone of Liam’s age and we congratulate him on his success in competing and training in his own time whilst balancing his studies at the same time.