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posted Jun 11, 2017, 12:38 PM by RHCC Updates   [ updated Jul 1, 2017, 12:48 PM ]

Congratulations to Lisa Paulson, Miki Horvath, and Donna Schoales, who all brought back hardware from the World Masters Games that were held in Auckland, New Zealand this year at the end of April!  The Games are held every 4 years, one year after the Summer Olympics and feature athletes 30 to 35 years and up, depending on the sport.  With an emphasis on participation, the theme this year was “For the Love of Sport”! 

The venue was the beautiful Lake Pupuke to the north of the Auckland city centre and home to the 200m New Zealand Olympic champion Lisa Carrington.

Over three days of competition these three paddlers collected a total of 14 medals!

Miki raced to 2 Gold place finishes and a Silver.  Lisa earned 2 Silver medals and 3 Bronze.  And Donna brought home 1 Silver and 5 Bronze.

 All reported having enjoyed immensely both the competition and the warm hospitality of the organizing Kiwis!  They are now dreaming of Osaka, Japan in 2021!