Echuca paddler Tony Bond won six gold medals at last weekend's Victorian Sprint Championships in Nagambie.LUKE MCMANUS March 1, 2014 4:04am
It was another successful day at the office for Echuca paddler Tony Bond on Sunday.
Bond tackled six outrigger events at the Victorian Sprint Championships in Nagambie, taking home a swag of medals after claiming wins all of his respective K1 and V1 races.
In his first stint para-canoeing, Bond recorded impressive times, making light work of the 200m, 500m and 1000m events.
Bond described the competition particularly ‘‘exhausting’’, with the 60-year-old and fellow competitors required to paddle the entire length of the course first, just to reach the start line.
‘‘It definitely took its toll,’’ Bond said.
‘‘I would paddle all that way before my race, then there was only three or four races before I would have to race again.
‘‘It was almost a full day of paddling.’’
Bond’s weariness soon turned to excitement after earning selection into the 18-man Victorian Sprint Team, picked to take part in the Australian Sprint Championships at Adelaide’s West Lakes, from March 26 to 30.
First, Bond will set his sights on this weekend’s Cohuna Bridge to Bridge, which will hold an 8km canoe paddle and 15km kayak paddle on Sunday.
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