JUNIOR AND YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
RIVER RAIA, Mora and Cabecao, PORTUGAL

 

Under 20’s

NFA Drennan Team ENGLAND‘S brilliant Lewis Muraski netted a silver medal and also chalked-up the best weight of the World Championships … an impressive 23.920 kg two-day total. But sadly, despite having five top class coaches on the bank, the team could only finish ninth overall.

Portugal claimed a run-away victory with 24 ½ points, 18 ½ points ahead of runners-up Hungary who scored 43 points. Third place went to Poland with 54 points while Holland snatched the fourth place with 67.

TEAMS: 1/ Portugal 24 ½ points: 2/ Hungary 43 pts: 3/ Poland 54 pts: 4/ Holland 67 pts: 5/ Spain 74 pts: 6/ Italy 80 ½ pts: 7/ Wales 83: 8/ Czech 87 pts: 9/ England 97 ½ pts: 10/ France 103 pts: 11/ San Marino 108 pts. 18 teams fished.

INDIVIDUALS: 1/ Balazs Szucs, Hungary 2 points 5.800 kg: 2/ Lewis Muraski, England 3 ½ points 23.920 kg; 3/ Joaw Kesaeiro, Portugal 3 ½ points 12.500 kg.

 

 

Under 16s

NFA CLUB ENGLAND‘s under-16 found their first International challenge a tough one. No-one expected the Portuguese to offer a venue that put all the teams on equal terms but England coach Mark Downes referred to the competition stretch of the river as: “very tricky.”

The England fledgling’s finished sixth – 34 ½ points behind the host nation Portugal, but then the future young stars of mighty Italy and France also found the going tough. Portugal blitzed the opposition scoring 18 ½ points while runners-up Spain returned 38 ½.

TEAMS: 1/ Portugal 18 ½ points: 2/ Spain 38 ½ pts: 3/ France 41 pts: 4/ Italy 43 ½ pts: 5/ Croatia 51 ½ pts: 6/ England 53 pts.

INDIVIDUALS: 1/ Mario Ferreira, Portugal 2 pts 8.600 kg: 2/ Diogo Joa, Portugal 2 pts 7.560 kg: 3/ Antonio Ferreira, Portugal 3 pts 11.960 kg.

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