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Christie tests international waters

EXECUSPORTS’ sponsored athlete, ace paddler Christie Mackenzie, has just returned from Brandenburg, Germany, where she competed for South Africa in the 2016 World Championships.

The fiesty 17-year-old literally threw herself in deep waters, facing the toughest rivals in the world, but she came back stronger and better for the experience.

Christie tells: “I finished 14th in my K1 which was a bit disappointing because I expected a Top 10 finish, but the competion was really tough and I was really happy with making the front bunch for the first lap.

“I truly learnt a lot racing against the best paddling girls in the world, it was an eye-opening experience and I am so excited to give it another shot next year. Thanks to Execusports for supporting me!”

She added: “”My K2 race went better than expected. My partner Sabina Lawrie and I came 7th, we started on the far side so our start was really tough. We missed the front bunch but played a nice game of catch-up and we both really enjoyed it.”

Photos supplied by Jenna Ward, see our Christie Gallery below for more.

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