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Jackson Dominates Kayak Champs

Teen wins three golds and a bronze

Dane Jackson, the 17-year-old kayaking phenom, collected a bronze medal and three golds at the International Canoe Federation Freestyle World Championships, which ended Sunday. Jackson won gold in the Kayak, Canoe, and Squirt competitions, and took bronze in the Open Canoe category. Notably, he is the only person ever to enter all four disiplines, never mind make the podium in each. Jackson comes from a storied paddling family: his father Eric is himself a four-time world champion and owner of Tennessee-based Jackson Kayak. “Dane has a better understanding of how a boat moves on water—any boat on any water—but until now he hasn’t cared about scoring points but now that he’s put his mind to it, he’s going to be tough to beat,” his U.S. teammate Clay Wright, says. In case it wasn't clear that Dane is headed toward family supremacy, Eric was a surprise non qualifier for the men's freestyle finals. Click here for full results.


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