Stars of slalom

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TWO Mazenod Col­lege stu­dents will com­pete in the Aus­tralian Na­tional Ca­noe Kayak Slalom Car­ni­val, which kicks off to­day.

It comes after Alex Nevin and Ge­orge Pankhurst per­formed well at the Aus­tralian Ca­noe Slalom Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Eil­don, Vic­to­ria, last month.

The three-day event in­volved com­pe­ti­tion in C1, C2 and K1 classes. Two-times Olympic medal­list Jess Fox was in com­pe­ti­tion, along­side other big names on the na­tional slalom cir­cuit.

Nevin, of Kala­munda, and Pankhurst, of Sawyers Val­ley, trained with the WA state squad in Pen­rith, NSW, ahead of the na­tional car­ni­val.

“It is a great op­por­tu­nity to show what we can do and it’s go­ing to be re­ally good,” Pankhurst said.

Pic­ture: Alex Nevin Eil­don

Alex Nevin nav­i­gates the wa­ter in the Aus­tralian Na­tional Ca­noe Kayak Slalom Na­tional Cham­pi­onships.

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