19 Aug 2011

Fouhy back to contest world canoe champs

12:09 pm on 19 August 2011

In January the former world champion Ben Fouhy announced he was quitting canoeing again but tonight he'll line up in the K1 1000 at the world champs in Hungary.

Fouhy, won the world title in 2003 and the following year won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics.

Last year he announced his retirement after a much publicised falling out with coach Ian Fergusson only to return to the sport later in 2010 after new funding arrangements were made.

But in January he announced again he was retiring only to return.

He's competing in Szeged where he won a bronze medal in the 2006 world champs and is chasing a spot in next year's London Olympics.

The squad also includes K2 paddlers Steven Ferguson and Darryl Fitzgerald, the K4 squad of Scott Bicknell, Troy Burbidge, Liam O'Loughlin and Fred Teear, Teneale Hatton in the K1 500 and Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor in the K2 500 while Carrington will also compete in the K1 200.

Ninety four nations nations are competiting at the event.