Brandon Te Hiko has contested his first ever international elite final with a great performance at the rich Qiansen Trophy.

Australian elite men’s champion Brandon Te Hiko has finished seventh in a world class field at the 2018 Qiansen Trophy in Chifeng City, China.

Te Hiko was the only Australian to qualify for the $31,000 final that was won by 2015 world champion and 2016 Olympic finalist Niek Kimmann.

Click the insta post below to see what Te Hiko thought of his performance…

Alongside the rich prize money on offer at the event were the first Olympic qualification points following the start of the 2020 qualification period on September 1.

Kimmann led home a Dutch trifecta with compatriots Joris Harmsen and Dave van der Burg filling the other spots on the podium, with Frenchman Sylvain Andre in fourth, followed by Kevin van de Groenendaal (NED), Damien Godet (FRA), Te Hiko and Kye Whyte (Great Britain).

Rising young Australians Andy Hughes and Izaac Kennedy were the next best performed Aussies, both making it through to the semi-finals.

World champion Laura Smulders took out the women’s event.

More details to follow on this event as they come to hand.

PIC: Brandon Te Hiko instagram