Canoeing Ireland’s Liam Jegou has placed second in Men’s C1 at the ICF Slalom Junior World Championships in Penrith, Australia.
Having qualified for the finals in sixth place, Jegou went on to take the Silver medal in Sunday morning’s race, just losing out to German Florian Breuer. The 2014 Championship is Jegou’s third time to make the junior final in this event, and represents his first time on the podium.
The Junior World Championships is the start of this season’s international racing series and Jegou will look to keep up his fine performance as he now goes on to compete in the Junior World Cup.
Canoeing Ireland are delighted with Liam’s Silver Medal .Canoeing Ireland’s Chief Executive, Karl Dunne said :”Liam is one of the most natural paddlers I’ve seen since Eoin Rheinisch first jumped in a boat. Liam’s result will give the whole junior squad a big boost – I would like to thank Pat Hickey President of the Olympic Council of Ireland and the Irish Sports Council for providing the support that made this possible”
SportsNewsIreland joins in wishing Liam Jegou every success in the rest of the season’s events and naturally he is delighted with his silver medal as he outlined at a media briefing later: “It is great, I am really happy”, Jegou said. “I have made three finals before so to finally win a medal, it is great.”
The C1 course at Penrith is an extremely challenging one.
“It is such a great course. It is difficult but when you get it right it is really smooth and when you do not get it right it can be a nightmare”, Jegou concluded.
Full result and timing here: