The afternoon competitions of the 2020 ECA European competitions on Saturday 19 September belonged to the C1 women and K1 men team competitions. The performance of the home canoeists secured gold medal to Tereza Fišerová, Gabriela Satková and Tereza Kneblová. The kings of the kayak teams became Quentin Burgi, Boris Neveu and Mathurin Madore.
The men´s kayak final in Prague – Troja had a unique atmosphere on Saturday afternoon (19/09). There was no need of the exciting moments and top sport performances. The final runs were very fast. The main favourites were the home trio of kayakers – the ttile defender Vít Přindiš, world champion Jiří Prskavec and Olympic medallist from London Vavřinec Hradilek.
The first to fight for the European medals in Prague on Saturday afternoon were the women canoeists. Only 18-year-old Gabriela Satková was the first from the home paddlers on the start. She showed a superfast run but she had to go back to the gate number 12 and it took her the precious seconds. However, she managed to gain some advantage thanks to the last part of the course. She set the time of 121.75s and took the lead.
Qualifications of C1W and K1M were the first races of this year’s European Canoe Slalom Championships in Prague. The Czechs Tereza Fišerová and Vít Přindiš dominated both categories. To the delight of home fans, all another Czech canoeists and kayakers will present themselves in Saturday’s semifinals.
The Thursday´s (17) press conference before the start of the 2020 ECA European Canoe Slalom Championships in Prague – Troja had the six Czech team members including the two Tokyo comers Jiří Prskavec and Kateřina Kudějová. In hotel Jalta, also the chairman of the Organising committee Jiří Rohan, the team manager Stanislav Ježek and the president of the Czech Canoe Union Jan Boháč.
ECA Press Release: Organisers of the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Prague 2020 are working tirelessly to prepare the best possible championships in the current situation and to provide a safe environment for all participants of this biggest canoe slalom sporting event of the year. Athletes from 20 countries are expected to start in Czech Republic and the championships will be closed for the general public.