Our Lady of Fatima learner and local resident, Christie Mackenzie, won the hosts' first medal when she won bronze in the Junior Girl's K1 race on the opening day of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg. PHOTO: Anthony Grote (Gameplan Media)

Bronze for Durban North paddler at world champs

Mackenzie who was competing in the junior women’s race, the first event of the day, won SA’s first medal of the games, although she was somewhat gifted the medal.
Stretching for the 50/50 ball Fatima's learner Hannah James (left) tries to win the ball away from a St Mary's DSG surge. PHOTO: Jonathan Burton

Fatima finish fifth at challenge

In their previous appearance at the inaugural tournament, Fatima also finished a well-earned fifth in 2011.