James Koch dominant in the Orange Cup in the Netherlands

slsccJames Koch (front row, first on left) with his teammates

Shelly Beach surf lifesaver, James Koch, has returned from Australian representative duties after a dominant performance for the Australian Lifesaving Team in the Orange Cup in the Netherlands.

Following on from his debut for the team at the German Cup in November, Koch again pulled out some impressive results, taking gold in the Male 200m Obstacles, gold in the Male 200m Super Lifesaver and a bronze in the Male 100m Manikin Carry.

He was also a part of the men’s teams that took gold in the 4x50m Medley Relay, gold in the 4x50m Obstacle Relay and silver in the 4×25 Manikin Relay. The bronze in the 100m Rescue Medley also narrowly escaped Koch, who placed fourth with just 0.4 of a second between him and the bronze medallist. Australia secured the cup off 15 wins out of 21 events and are now preparing for the 2020 Lifesaving World Championships.

Source: Website, Dec 4 SLS Australia

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