Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Fouhy scores in World Cup Regatta

Fouhy scores in World Cup Regatta

For immediate release: May 30th 2005

New Zealand kayaker and Olympic silver medalist, Ben Fouhy, is looking forward to the World Championships in August after showing good form at the World Cup Regatta in Germany this weekend.

Fouhy is now heading back to New Zealand where he will start building towards the World Championships, which are being held in Croatia.

Fouhy, who was treating the Regatta as a lead-up to the World Championships, came to grips with his technique in the final round of the K1 1000 to take silver.

"After working with my technique in the K1 semi, I was very pleased to finish second in the final, ahead of Eirik Veras Larsen of Norway," says Fouhy.

Fouhy also teamed up with Steven Ferguson for the K2 1000, where they raced well to take fourth place.

"The K2 final felt awesome. We won the start and were in second position the whole way by .5 of a second. We finished .69 behind the winners and .33 off a medal. Steve and I both felt the K2 has improved," says Fouhy. "We now have some really valuable information to go away and work with."

Fouhy also improved upon his fifth place K1 500 result in Poland two weeks ago to take fourth place on Sunday. This result is impressive considering the K1 500 is a new event for Fouhy this year.

K1 500 Olympic champion, Van Coeverden took the gold in Poland and again in yesterday's final.

Fouhy's success follows two weeks of intensive training with Van Coeverden in Canada earlier this month.

"Adam trains at a high intensity and the experience was a valuable one for me," says Fouhy.

The two World Cup Regattas, which ran this month in Poland and Germany, are the biggest kayaking events outside the World Championships.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news