Gold for Ieuan James in Belgrade

Ieuan James wins Gold at the 2017 European Championships

Ieuan James (centre) wins Gold at the 2017 European Championships

In what proved to be a fiercely contested race Forth Canoe Clubs Ieuan James edged it by 0.15 seconds to win Gold at the Junior European Championships in Belgrade K1200m on 25 June.

Speaking after the race, Ieuan said:

“When I crossed the line I knew I had a medal because the three of us were in a bunch but I had no idea I had won gold,”

“Then I heard my name over the tannoy about 20 seconds after and that’s when I knew I’d won.

“It’s a massive confidence boost going into the Worlds and it shows I’m right on track.”

It’s safe to say that all at Forth Canoe Club are proud of Ieuan and his accomplishment.