GIANT-KILLER: Old Bonalbo’s Kate Lawrence placed third in the second round of the World Cup in Slovakia.
GIANT-KILLER: Old Bonalbo’s Kate Lawrence placed third in the second round of the World Cup in Slovakia.

Kate claims big scalp at World Cup

SLALOM kayaker Kate Lawrence has claimed the scalp of Beijing Olympic gold medallist Elena Kaliska in the second round of the World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia, at the weekend.

Lawrence finished third in the K1 event behind Austria's Corinna Kuhnle and Slovakia's Jana Dukatova, while Kaliska was sixth and Lawrence's younger sister, Ros, was eighth.

Ros did slightly better in the C1 event where she finished a credible seventh.

“Kate finished third which was a great effort especially considering that she has been sick for two days with a tummy bug from the water here,” Ros Lawrence said in an email to The Northern Star.

“I was happy to make finals in both the K1 and C1.

“I actually raced hideously in C1 but I was happy to make the final in K1.”

It was another strong performance by both sisters in the build-up to the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships world championships in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain, from September 9-13.

The sisters, who grew up in Old Bonalbo, will now head to Ljubljana for the Slovenian Open.



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