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HomeSportGold rush: Kid kayaker from North Narrabeen smashes national titles

Gold rush: Kid kayaker from North Narrabeen smashes national titles

Charlie Heaton-Armstrong from North Narrabeen has laid claim as the best junior kayaker in Australia after a haul of gold at the Paddle Australia Canoe Sprint Championships in Adelaide that would’ve impressed Scrooge McDuck.

Competing in the U/16 age group, Heaton-Armstrong stood on the podium at the West Lakes course and was draped with medals in:

  • K1 200m – Gold
  • K1 500m – Gold
  • K2 200m – Gold (with Luke Chaffer, 16, from Warriewood)
  • K2 500m – Gold (with Chaffer)
  • K4 200m – Gold (in the NSW boat with Chaffer, Michael Dunbar and Alexandar Raikuna)
  • K4 500m – Gold (with above)
  • K1 1000m – Silver
  • K2 1000m – Silver (with Chaffer)
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Luke Chaffer (left) and Charlie Heaton-Armstrong, national U/16 champions in the K2 200. Pic: Michelle Heaton-Armstrong.

Heaton-Armstrong was later selected in the Australian team which will compete in Komatsu, Japan, at the Asia Pacific Sprint Cup in September.

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