Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder and canoe slalom athlete Rosalyn Lawrence has teamed up with Jessica Fox and Leanne Guinea to win women’s C1 team gold at the 2011 ICF Canoe Slalom Championships in Slovakia.

The trio totalled 179.44 seconds, including 22 seconds worth of penalties, to finish ahead of China and Germany on the medal dais and be crowned world champions.

The gold medal for Lawrence (B. International & Global Studies at the University of Sydney) capped off a series of mixed results for Australia at the championships, with a number of athletes narrowly missing out on final appearances.