Chilliwack kayaker competes for Canada

Chilliwack's Jazmyne Denhollander is seeing the best the world has to offer at a competition in Penrith, Australia.

Chilliwack kayaker Jazmyne Denhollander has spent the week way down under, competing in the 2014 ICF U-23 and Junior World Championships in Penrith, Australia.

A member of Team Canada, Denhollander paddled in the U-23 women’s single-person (K1) slalom kayak.

A pair of heats were held Wednesday.

Denhollander struggled mightily in the first, picking up 104 seconds of penalty time. Her otherwise solid time of 114.42 ballooned up to 218.42, leaving her 34th and last in the field.

But she bounced back nicely in her second run, with a nearly clean performance.

Denhollander picked up just four seconds of penalty time.

He total of 119.95 bumped her up to 23rd.

Denhollander paddled in a semi-final run Friday morning (after Progress press deadlines). She went into it 18.95 seconds behind overall leader Jessica Fox from Austria.

The event is being held at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium.

Catch results in the next issue of the Progress sports section.

Full results can also be found online at penrith2014.worldchampionships.events.slalom.canoeicf.com/