Canoeing South Africa Media Release

 No: CSA2136

28 Sept 2021

 Embargo : None

Written by: Dave Macleod

Masters add double silver and bronze in Romania

Pitești, Romania -South African master paddlers added another three medals to the team haul on the final day of the Masters Cup event that precedes the start of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships on the Argeș River later this week.

Colin Simpkins partnered British paddler Wai Sze to claim the silver medal in the men's 60-64 19km age group race.

Then the all-Western Cape crew of Romy Findlay and Lis Hart replicated that effort with a second place in the women's K2 race.

Mike Monson completed the medal haul with a bronze in the masters 65-69 age group race with Roman Vernkhoff.

On Monday Monson opened the Team South Africa account with a bronze medal in his masters K1 65-69 year age category race.

The Masters Cup concluded on Tuesday with Wednesday serving as a training day for the senior, Under 23 and junior paddlers that have arrived in Pitești ahead of the start of the World Championships proper on Thursday.

K2 Masters 60-64 19km
1 Siarhei Yashyn/Francis Laterza BLR/LUX 1:34:10.41
2 Wai Sze/Colin Simpkins GBR/RSA 1:34:38.65
3 Bucur Constantin/Valentin Tudose ROU 1:38:28.89

K2 Women 35+ 15.4km
1 Larisa Antonova/Edit Fried RCF/CAN 1:18:49.63
2 Romy Findlay/Lis Hart RSA 1:20:33.89

K2 Men 65-69 15,40 km
1 Ioan Dinca/Ignatencu Petre ROU 1:19:23.57
2 Gerd Bernhard/Gottfried Seifert 1:20:11.21
3 Mike Monson/Roman Vernkhoff 1:24:28.02

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Colin Simpkins (right) won the silver medal in the masters 60-64 K2 race with British paddler  Wai Sze at the ICF Canoe Marathon Masters Cup in Pitești, Romania, Brandon van der Walt/
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