Agility Team GB has enjoyed another year of international
success at the world's most prestigious agility event. Held in
Coque in Luxembourg, this year's FCI Agility World Championships
saw Agility Team GB secure gold in the medium individual class, and
silver and bronze medals in the team rounds.
Natasha Wise and her Border Collie, Dizzy were victorious for an
amazing fifth time in the Individual Jumping Round, taking the gold
medal in 30.38 seconds.
The large dogs team secured a bronze in the Agility Round and
then achieved further success by taking silver overall in the Large
Team Final, with a line-up which included mother and daughter
Border Collies, Ruby and Scandal.
The 19th FCI Agility World Championships saw 451 participants
from 36 nations take part, including Russia, Brazil, South Africa
and Canada. With so many top level participants taking part, Team
GB's performance was highly commendable. Alongside the medal
winners there were many other notable achievements.
Team GB accomplishments were as follows:
• Gold - Natasha Wise and
Dizzy, Medium Individual Jumping Round
• Silver - Large Team
• Bronze - Large Team
• 7th place - Greg Derrett
and Detox, Large Individual Final
• 14th place - Natasha
Wise and Dizzy, Medium Individual Final
• 17th place - Bernadette
Bay and Zaz, Small Individual Final
Team GB Manager, Mark Laker stated: "This year's world
championships in Luxembourg was a fantastic event where we watched
the world's top dogs and handlers show agility at its very
"Agility Team GB performed admirably and once again showed how
strong they were under the highs and lows and pressure experienced
at these championships.
"I'd like to congratulate all the team on their achievements at
this event, which has been a culmination of months of training and
preparations. The support team have been fantastic; in fact
everyone involved in helping these top dogs and handlers get to the
line, as best prepared as possible, has worked tirelessly over the
last nine months.
"I'd also like to thank all the people who made the trip to
Luxembourg to support the team. Their cheering and encouragement
helped to make it an amazing experience."
Agility Team GB is supported by the Kennel Club, CSJ Specialist
Canine Feeds, Agility1st and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the Kennel
Club's preferred cross-channel partner. The official equipment
supplier is First Contact.
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