Reynolds paddles to silver
Friday, 16 September 2016
VIS athlete Amanda Reynolds took silver in the women's para-canoe KL3 final, beaten by 0.03 of a second by British gold medallist Anne Dickins.
Reynolds was involved in a thrilling contest with Dickins, and France’s Cindy Moreau in the women’s KL3 final. The trio could barely be split for most of the race, until reigning world champion Dickins just pushed ahead to win gold, with Reynolds 0.03 seconds behind in the silver medal position.
The VIS athlete admitted she was left to lament what could have been.
“Initially it was like ‘arrrrgh, oops’, but I gave it everything I had, so I’ve gotta be proud of that and just head down, bum up and start training again,” she said.
“I never thought I would be here, so the reality of getting here, the rest of it was a bonus. I’m stoked with whatever I walk away with and the support behind me has been just immense.”