Jemma competes in world canoe championships
Umina's Jemma Smith has returned from the International Canoe Federation's Junior and Under-23 Canoe Sprint World Championships.
Jemma, a member of the Avoca Kayak Club, represented Australia in the Women's Under-23 division.
She contested the Women's K1 1000 event and made it to the finals where she came sixth.
Jemma is now preparing to represent Australia in the Ocean Racing World Championships which get underway in France from September, before the surf lifesaving season commences in October.
This year she also plans to contest the Coolangatta Gold for the first time.
Media release, 5 Aug 2019
Phil Jones, Paddle Australia
Social media, 12 Aug 2019
Jemma Smith, Umina SLSC