Michaelhouse School Paddler, World Class

Michaelhouse School Paddler, World Class

World Champs Canoe Marathon

Jean van der Westhuyzen recently represented South Africa at the World Championships Canoe Marathons

Jean van der Westhuyzen recently represented South Africa at the World Championships Canoe Marathons

Michaelhouse Sportsman, Jean van der Westhuyzen recently represented South Africa at the World Championships Canoe Marathons held in Brandenburg. On Saturday 17 September, he participated in the U18 22.6 km K1 event and placed 5th in a time of 01:44:56 roughly 90 seconds behind the race winner.
On Sunday 18 September, the U18 K2 event was held and Jean and his Cape Town based partner, Mark Keeling, finished 5th in a time of 01:38:31, roughly 70 seconds behind the race leaders.
Congratulations to Jean on representing his country and doing his school proud.