Six Nova Scotia athletes will hit the water in Moscow tomorrow for the junior world sprint canoe-kayak championships.
The Bluenosers are part of a 16-person contingent that will represent Canada at the Krylatskoye Rowing Centre in what will be the first international paddling regatta held in Russia since the 1980 Summer Olympic Games.
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Kayakers Adam Tenwolde and Patrick Vaughan and canoeists Mark James and Jason McCoombs, all from Dartmouth, are on the men’s roster, while Fall River’s Michelle Russell and Kentville’s Alexa Irving are on the women’s kayak team.
At the last junior worlds in 2007 in Racice, Czech Republic, Connor Taras of Waverley and Lyall Hatton of Bedford won a silver medal in the K-2 500 metres.