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.