Ros Lawrence is a picture of concentration as she competes in the K1 event at the Wildwater Sprints in Augsburg, Germany.LEFT: After clipping a gate and ranking 18th in her K1, the former Old Bonalbo resident climbed into the C1 Downriver racer at the request of Australian Canoeing National Performance Director Richard Fox and surprised herself by claiming the title. Excellent effort, particularly for her first C1 competition.
Ros Lawrence is a picture of concentration as she competes in the K1 event at the Wildwater Sprints in Augsburg, Germany.LEFT: After clipping a gate and ranking 18th in her K1, the former Old Bonalbo resident climbed into the C1 Downriver racer at the request of Australian Canoeing National Performance Director Richard Fox and surprised herself by claiming the title. Excellent effort, particularly for her first C1 competition.

World champ at her first attempt

OLD Bonalbo's Rosalyn Lawrence celebrated her 22nd birthday in style on Sunday, taking out the women's C1 event at the Wildwater Sprint World Championships in Augsburg, Germany.

She won by 0.09 of a second and is now the World Champion.

It was her first time competing in a C1 Wildwater boat.

“It is such an awesome feeling to win,” she said.

“After my K1 event (where she finished 18th) I was really determined for the C1.”

Only a week ago older sister Kate had some success of her own.

She claimed two gold medals and a silver at an International Canoe event in Italy.

The 27-year-old overcame a torrid first day of action that saw her clip a gate to take the three medals.

“I made a costly error on my first run on Saturday,” she said.

“I was happy that I was able to refocus and get a great win under my belt to kick off my European season.”

Rosalyn now heads to Bourg St Maurice in France to join Kate for an ICF ranking race next weekend.



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