Kate and Andrew Eckhardt were successful at the recent Youth Olympic Festival in SydneyFebruary 7, 2013 7:00am
Whitewater canoeists Kate and Andrew Eckhardt produced medal-winning performances at the recent Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney.
The event attracted 1700 competitors from 30 countries, competing in 17 sports.
Kate and Andrew are the children of Debbie Crawford and grandchildren of Tatura resident Andrew Crawford.
They won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the C1 events and also competed in the K1 kayaking events.
The festival was at the Penrith Olympic Whitewater Stadium, which presented a thrilling and challenging course.
Mr Crawford made the trip to watch and it was an emotional time for him as he watched his grandchildren mount the podium, and to sing the national anthem as the Australian flag was raised.
Kate and Andrew’s father, Peter Eckhardt, represented Australia in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and has been instrumental in their development in the sport.
Kate, 15,won gold in the 18-and-under event.
The family lives in Hobart, where opportunities for the many hours of whitewater training needed are readily available.
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