The penultimate day of the 2019 ICF World Freestyle Championships in Sort was one of the busiest for the Brits with 10 athletes on the water to showcase their best moves, including reigning Junior Champion Robinson-Shaw who was going for gold once again.
The defending Junior World Champion, Ottilie Robinson-Shaw started the day off for the GB team, smashing her semi-final and displaying some astonishing moves and skills in both her rides. She entered doing McNasties on both rides as well as executing a huge Space Godzilla scoring air bonuses in many of her moves.
The Tendring Canoe Club athlete’s highest score was 540 points, over 150 points ahead over her nearest rival,which gave Ottilie huge confidence ahead of the final.
Having topped the podium at the World Championships in 2017, Ottilie proved she was a deserving winner once again after being undefeated through the rounds this year.
Despite flushing out in her first ride, she managed to get back to the feature and still put down an outstanding ride scoring 536.67 points. The 17-year-old also delivered some fantastic moves, including a McNasty and huge Loops, in her second round. The 2019 gold medallist showed off some epic moves in her final victory ride. In an interview,, Ottilie said that even though it wasn’t the exact ride she wanted to do, she is still pretty happy.
“To win again has been my goal since I won in Argentina,” she said. “It’s what I worked for and, while it’s not the ride I really wanted, I’m pretty happy.
I hope all three of us who have medalled in this final have set a target for the younger girls to work towards and that we’ve inspired them.