Canoe World Cup gold, silver for Aussies

Rio Olympian Alyssa Bull has won gold in the K1 1000 at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poland, with Australia also collecting two silver medals.

Alyce Burnett (R) and ALYSSA BULL (L) of Australia celebrate qualifying for the Final A after competing in the Canoe Sprint Women's Kayak Double 500m Semifinal 1 of the Rio Olympic Games at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Alyce Burnett (R) and ALYSSA BULL (L) of Australia celebrate qualifying for the Final A after competing in the Canoe Sprint Women's Kayak Double 500m Semifinal 1 of the Rio Olympic Games at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Alyssa Bull has struck gold with Australia also claiming two silver medals at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poland.

It was a quinella for the Aussies in the women's K1 1000 at the Poznan course, with best friends and K2 partners Bull and Alyce Burnett leading the field home in windy conditions.

"It was good to have AB next to me," Bull said.

"We really wanted to go one-two and we are just happy we did that and really didn't care what order."

In the next race Australia's Jordan Wood and Riley Fitzsimmons took silver in the K2 500, narrowly missing gold.

"We had a pretty solid plan and I think we executed pretty well," Wood said.

"We definitely left it all out there on the water," Fitzsimmons added.

"It was pretty tough in that last 200, just to stay in the boat. It was like being back on the ocean again."

The pair finished third in the K2 1000 semifinal to progress to Sunday's final.

The two Australian K4s will have to settle for B finals after narrowly failing to qualify.

Teenager Tom Green fought hard for seventh in the K1 1000 and Rio Olympics bronze medallist Lachlan Tame came sixth in the K1 500 final.


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