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Podium place for Houston and Revill at Wildwater World Champs

The Great Britain team have been in action at the 2018 ICF Wildwater World Championships in Muotathal, Switzerland.

In the individual sprint events Rachel Houston and Louise Revill were the only British paddlers to qualify for the finals, finishing on the podium in second place in the women’s C2 unofficial event.

(Picture: Neil Smorthit)

In the women’s team sprint Victoria Murray, Lydia Oxtoby and Laura Milne claimed a fine seventh place, with Nicky Cresser, Robert Jefferies, Jacob Holmes taking tenth place in the men’s team sprint.

In the classic individual races, held on a 4.4 km course through the village of Muotathal to the Vordere Brücke, Nicky Cresser led the way for the British senior team with a fine ninth place in the men’s K1.

Team colleagues Robert Jefferies was 37th, Jacob Holmes 47th and Fraser Gormal 51st.

In the masters event Cresser, from Nottingham Kayak Club, went on to claim the gold medal in the men's K1 classic (A race), by less than a second ahead of Guido Deprins from Belgium.

There were also K1 classic masters medals for Jamie Christie (silver C race) and Richard Vincent (bronze F race).

In the men's classic team event Nicky Cresser, Robert Jefferies and Jacob Holmes combined to finish in 11th place.

In the doubles Rachel Houston and Louise Revell claimed a fine fifth place in the women’s C2 classic, with Ryan Hunt and Mike Rees-Clark 12th in the men's C2 classic.

There were four British competitors in the women’s K1 classic, with Victoria Murray finishing in 18th place, Lydia Oxtoby 19th, Louise Revell 23rd and Laura Milne 26th.

In the Canadian singles Rachel Houston took a fine 12th place in the women's C1 Classic, with Ryan Hunt placed in 24th in the men’s C1 event.