Dolle hoping to show even more in freestyle final

French teenager Tom Dolle has cruised into the finals of the junior K1 event at the ICF Freestyle Kayak World Championships in San Juan, and is hoping to add even more tricks to his repertoire in Saturday’s decider.

17-year-old Dolle, long earmarked as the next big thing in freestyle kayak, posted a score of 1416.67 in his semi-final to qualify first, with Great Britain duo Alex Walters (1183.33) and Harry Price (863.33) filling the minor placings.

“I’m super stoked,” Dolle said.

“I just wanted to try and go through to the finals in first, then I can relax and see what everyone else is doing.

“I would like to do two or three more tricks in the final, but if I can do the same, that’s okay.”

Earlier this year Dolle was predicting someone would break the 2000 world championship point barrier for a single ride in Argentina, and he still believes it will happen.

However he is talking down his chances of being the athlete to achieve the milestone.

“I am super nervous, but I just want to have fun and see what I can do,” he said.

“I’m sure Dane (Jackson) or someone else will do 2000 in the finals. It’s hard, I’m going to try and do the best I can. My goal is to do 1700, so I will see what I can do.”

The junior finals will be held on Saturday afternoon.

Pics by Peter Holcombe

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