adidas SICKLINE 2012 Sports Highlight

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adidas SICKLINE 2012 Sports Highlight

150 of the world’s best whitewater, slalom and freestyle paddlers from no less than 30 different countries met in the picturesque town of Oetz inshow more Tirol’s Ötztal Valley to compete for world championship honours on the legendary Wellerbrücke rapids, a section of the glacier-fed Ötztaler Ache River that is considered to be one of the most difficult whitewater sections on the planet. At the fifth anniversary of the adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship, 24-year old Sam Sutton from Rotorua in New Zealand impressively demonstrated that for the third year in a row he is the fastest extreme paddler in the world. The kiwi his title once again with a winning time of 56.92 seconds, which was not as fast as the course record he had set in 2011 (55.84), but fast enough to win the gold medal ahead of Dejan Kralj from Slovenia (57.81) and New Zealand’s Mike Dawson (58.38). show less

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