Local paddler Tony Bond competed at the Va’a World Sprint Championships in Brazil.August 27, 2014 3:40pm
Echuca’s Tony Bond, has returned from the Va’a World Sprint Championships in Rio De Janeiro.
Bond competed in several events including 12-man or six-man races and was also the steerer for the adaptive class (para-canoe).
The 61-year-old canoeing veteran was joined by 30 of Australia’s best paddlers, yet he was the only Victorian representing his country.
Success fell Bond’s way in the V12 500m adaptive class.
The Australian team won the event by 3.83 seconds but was deprived of its gold medal.
‘‘We won the world championship in that event,’’ Bond said.
‘‘But the government over there (Brazil) offers them money if they win.
‘‘So after all the politics and everything, the win was taken off us.’’
Despite the undoing Bond is expecting to compete in the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic in October.
See the full story in Friday’s Riverine Herald.
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