FOUR of Canoe Point Outriggers talented youngsters are back on home soil after competing in the Outrigger World Sprint Titles in Canada.

Talisha Buttsworth, Jack Larson, Mitchell Hurst and Jocelyn Anderson exceeded all expectations by medalling.

This is what they had to say about their experience:

Talisha Butsworth

Age: 16

Performance: Came second in the V6 1000m. Made the semi-final for the V1

Best memory: "Meeting all of the new people and the amount of friends I made from other countries. Every time a team got a medal everyone became so much closer."

Jack Larson

Age: 15

Performance: Third overall in the V12. Came fourth in the V6 final. Made it to the V1 semi final.

Best memory: "In the V12 it was a close call on who came third. The suspense of everyone waiting was so intense. When it came up we came third everyone was just screaming." It was 0.08 seconds difference between third and fourth.

Jocelyn Anderson

Age: 15

Performance: Bronze overall in the U16 V6 500m. Competed in the U19 V6 1000m but just missed out on going to the finals.

Best memory: "Just meeting new people and getting to know the people on our team better."

Mitchell Hurst

Age: 14

Performance: V1 came fifth in the heat, U19 V12 500m finished bronze overall and came fourth in the final for the U16 1000m V6

Best memory: "Probably how all of the countries came together when that poor man passed. They all did their own spiritual things."


Mitchell Olds who competed at the world titles for the Sunshine Coast is originally from Canoe point. He won bronze in the U19 boys' V12, silver in U19 boys' V1 and gold in the U19 V6 1000m.

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