Afternoon programme with Friday´s qualifications at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague continued with C2 mix, K1W and C1M.
There were 4 boats in C2 mix category including 3 Czech and 1 from India. The best couple was Tereza Fišerová-Jakub Jáně who managed ride with no penalties. All boats passed the semifinal which takes place on Sunday.
Traditionally, Friday started with the qualification rounds of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague. First in the waves of the artificial canoe slalom course in Prague – Troja were the C2 men with the three Czech teams: Kašpar - Šindler, Karlovský-Jáně, Koplík-Vrzáň. The first rounds were dominated by the performance of the first named Jonáš Kašpar with Marek Šindler, the Rio de Janeiro Olympic finalists who managed to get through the channel in fastest time of 93.92.
Since 2012, the lion Véna belongs to the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague like the Vltava River to Prague. The fans and also the foreign competitors cannot imagine the atmosphere of the event without the popular mascot. But who is hidden in the lion´s fur? You will find out more in this special interview.
On Thursday 15 June, the official press conference of the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup this year started in the morning. The president of the Czech Canoe Union Jan Boháč was present as well as the president of the organising committee Jiří Rohan. From the competitors, Jiří Prskavec, Vavřinec Hradilek, Vítězslav Gebas with Tereza Fišerová and the Slovak canoeists Alexander Slafkovský took part.