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Agility Team GB Is Triumphant At FCI World Championships

16 September 2014    16:40
Agility Team GB - Picture Credit Martin Cavill

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 Final

•      Bronze - Large Team Agility Round

•      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 best. 

"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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