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Wild Water Team Selected for 2017 World Championships

Current World Champion Hannah Brown, and Olympic canoe sprint silver medallist Jonnie Schofield are amongst the GB team selected for the 2017 ICF Wild Water Canoeing World Championships.

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Hannah and Jonnie will travel to Pau in September alongside a 13 athlete strong squad, all looking to claim the World Championship title.

A double World Champion in wild water racing, Hannah Brown will be hoping to defend her K1 title in Pau, after putting in a commanding performance to take the Welsh Open title in June.

Jonnie Schofield, who made a return to wild water racing at the Welsh Open, triumphed in the men’s K1 on the River Tryweryn.

There is a call up for Ryan Hunt, who stole the show in men’s C1 in Bala, whilst he will continue to pair up with Mike Rees-Clark in the men’s C2.

Rachel Houston will be leading the women's C1 line alone, and will combine with K1 reserve/forerunner Louise Revell to challenge for the women's C2.

Fresh from the announcement, current World Champion Hannah Brown said: “I'm really excited to be named as part of the squad for this year’s wild water World Championships. It's been such a tough year after dislocating my shoulder out in Pau at last year’s World Cup race, so it's pretty special to be selected to race back out there later this year.

“It was great to be back racing confidently in Bala at the Welsh Open, it gives me a good platform to assess what I need to work on leading up to the Championships in September. I can't wait to go and race my heart out to try and retain my World Champion title.”

The full squad competing in Pau:

Men's K1

Jon Schofield

Calum Gingell

Rob Jefferies

Mike Rees-Clark


Ladies K1

Hannah Brown

Victoria Murray

Lydia Oxtoby

Laura Milne

Louise Revell (Reserve/Forerunner)

 

Men's C1

Ryan Hunt

Andrew Houston

William Fotheringham

 

Ladies C1

Rachel Houston

 

Men's C2

Mike Rees-Clark/Ryan Hunt

 

Ladies C2

Louise Revell/Rachel Houston