Georgia Miller and Ky Kinsela win QLD Iron Championships
The 2021 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships have been run and won on the Gold Coast, with Ky Kinsela and Georgia Miller securing the win in the state iron titles and Northcliffe taking the overall point score.
There was plenty of action across the day as the state’s top lifesavers put everything on the line for the final time.
In the ironman, Burleigh’s Ky Kinsela held off the likes of Ali Day (2nd) and Matt Bevilacqua (3rd) to claim gold in the Open Ironman State Championship.
Meanwhile, Georgia Miller from Northcliffe continued her great weekend of racing winning the Open Ironwoman State Championship.
“I knew with the swim last it was going to hurt a lot of people and it was a nice long swim which played in my favour,” Miller said.
“It’s really difficult out there all credit to every girl racing, we’ve raced for three days now so it’s a big program.
“I have never actually won a Queensland Ironwoman State Title, so that was the first and it’s an awesome one to tick off the list.”
Burleigh’s Brielle Cooper claimed silver and Northcliffe’s Danielle McKenzie claimed bronze.
In other results, Alexandra Headland’s team of Tayla Halliday, Lucinda Kelly and Emma Woods took out the Open Female Taplin Relay. Meanwhile, the Maroochydore team of Hayden Cotter, Peter Elford, Oliver Monaghan, Adam Palmer, Matthew Palmer, Daniel Peacock won the Open Male Taplin Relay.
Surf boat action continued across the day, with the Mooloolaba Mavericks winning the open female final and the Mermaid Kennards winning the open male final.
SLSQ General Manager Sport Simone Haugh said it had been a great end to the 2021 QLD State Championships.
“We had more than 1,500 competitors’ line up at Tugun across the weekend and they each did an amazing job,” she said.
“We had fantastic conditions for racing right throughout the weekend which really allowed the athletes to showcase their skills in the water and on the beach.”
In the overall point score, Northcliffe finished on 631 points ahead of Maroochydore on 323 points and Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park on 237 points.
For a full list of results visit https://liveheats.com/slsqsport