22-year-old won bronze medal at World Championships

22-year-old won bronze medal at World Championships

Olfenrein Joule Heck won the bronze medal in the singles kayak at the Canoe World Championships in Canada. It is a success that the German team has had to wait for many years.

In a tight final, Jul Heck of KSC Lunen took the bronze medal at the World Championships in Canada. © UteFreise

The international canoe racing elite in Dartmouth/Halifax (Canada) met at the World Championships over the past few days. Born in Olfen for the first time in her career was Jool Heck. The KSC Lunen athlete went straight to the history books by winning a bronze medal in the women’s kayak at its premiere.

Joule Heck with strong performance in World Cup

Because the German team had to wait eleven years to medal in the women’s K1. As of Saturday: In a tight final over 500m, the 22-year-old finished 1.6 seconds behind Olympic champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand (1:58:69 min) and Anamaria Govorsinovic (1:59:97 min) of Croatia. : 00:30 min in third place.

The fact that the KSC athlete may have had a say in awarding the medal was already indicated by the results in the preliminary heat and semi-finals, where Heck had already demonstrated his strong form.

After a cautious start in the final, Jool Heck once again used his strength in the second half of the course and fought his way to the bronze at the finish line. For the 22-year-old, who clearly missed the A final at the Olympic Games last year, it was the biggest breakthrough of her career so far.

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