02 May 2019
CST Global-sponsored canoeist, Peter Linksted, has been selected for the under 23, British team, having moved up from the junior rankings at the beginning of the year. He will race at the European Championships in Liptovsky, Slovakia in early July before going on to the World Championships in Krakow, Poland at the end of July.
Peter explained, “Last year I moved down to the Lee Valley White Water Centre, built for the London 2012 Olympics, to train with the British team full-time. This paid off, with under 23 British team selection and the second-fastest time!
“I have enjoyed being based with the athletes, coaches and staff at Lee Valley. I can focus entirely on training and racing. The season has been going extremely well, ahead of the European and World Championships in July. I have had two visits to Dubai this winter, for warm weather training. At the moment, I am peaking for the racing season. A third in the under 23 and seventh in the senior category at the British senior and Olympic selection races last weekend, guaranteed me a reserve spot in senior world cup events throughout 2019 with essential racing experience.”