VIS’ paddler Amanda Reynolds has secured a 2020 Tokyo Paralympics quota spot in the women’s KL3 200, finishing 7th in the final, but sixth country across the line, which means a top-six quote spot for Australia.
After a long-term battle with a wrist injury, Reynolds was back in the water at the ICF Canoe Sprint and Para Canoe world championships in Szeged, Hungary.
Reynolds qualified for the semi-final of the women’s KL3 after finishing second in her heat but wasn’t able to get on the podium in the final, finishing seventh. However, she did manage to secure a boat quota spot for Australia going into the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Although disappointed with her individual result in the final, Reynolds was happy with securing a quota.
“A not so great day at the office today for me personally but on the team level I gained the WKL3 boat quota spot for Australia going into the Tokyo Paralympics 2020,” she said.
“The Regatta as a whole showed some promising steps forward to which I’m really stoked and encouraged by.”
“This season has been a major roller coaster of not only physical challenges but also on a personal level and I’m actually happy to see this chapter close and yes tomorrow the sun will rise, a new day will begin and with that a new adventure.”