Bridgitte Hartley applied a crafty mix of cat ’n mouse and straight-out muscle to walk away with the double at the SA Marathon Canoe Championships on the weekend, winning the K2 title with new partner Melissa van Rooyen in a fast finish through the tight canals of St Francis Bay on Sunday.
Bridgitte Hartley and Melanie van Niekerk (Women's K1) Kyeta Purchase and Kerry Segal (U23 K1) lead their SA Marathon Canoe Champs fields on Saturday, to qualify for Team SA to the ICF World Canoe Champs in KZN.
Three flawless days from Abby Solms in the toughest conditions in over a decade saw her march convincingly to her first Dusi Canoe Marathon title, finishing at Blue Lagoon on Saturday
Euro Steel star Bridgitte Hartley showed her incredible diversity as she claimed the win in the women's race at race one of the 2017 FNB Surfski Series on Friday
Teen paddling stars Cana Peek and Kyeta Purchase look to build Duzi 2016 form at the Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon
If you were to meet Bridgitte Hartley, she may describe herself as an optimistic blonde with a flair for sport.
What she won’t readily tell you is that in 2012, she made history at the Olympics when she bagged bronze in the K1 500m final.
It was South Africa’s first ever canoeing Olympic medal, and Hartley’s podium finish […]
Laura O'Donoghue produced a dominant display as she smashed the Ladies K1 record at the 2015 Non-Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon on Friday
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