I’m leaving the World Cups feeling fired up about freestyle and excited for the World Championships next year.

During the first World Cup, I was very happy to build on my rides throughout the rounds. Getting to paddle in the finals is always fun and it was a bonus to finish in 1st place. This is my first gold in an ICF competition.

Due to a rapidly rising river and impending flooding, the second World Cup had to be cancelled after the preliminary rounds, giving me a 5th place finish and an overall 3rd place ranking.

While it was disappointing to end early, the organisers made the right decision. It was a great experience to compete at Plattling with a variety of water levels, and I think it was the perfect warm-up for the 2025 World Championships.

Thank you to all the competitors, event organisers, volunteers, and GB team staff for a fantastic time.