Howick College teen shines on world stage

Beachlands’ Hannah Thomas fared very well at the Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships in Poland.

Beachlands’ Hannah Thomas fared very well at the Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships in Poland.

Canoe slalom athlete Hannah Thomas, 17, took joint 5th place in the world in the under 23 extreme slalom race.

Thomas, from Howick College, has just returned after competing at the Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships in Poland.

This was an incredible feat, as it was Hannah’s first ever time racing in the extreme event. It is a fast-paced event where four athletes go head-to-head launching into the river off a three-metre ramp onto whitewater and tackle up and downstream gates.

Thomas has also just completed World Cup events in London, Bratislava and Tacen and achieved so highly, she has been selected to compete in the World Cup Final in Prague and the Senior World Championships in Spain in September.

She also recently received support via a sponsorship from Fuji Xerox which helped her on her journey.

Hannah Thomas.

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