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.
Are you ready? Already this Thursday (15 June), the first from the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup series 2017 starts in Prague. For the first time in this year, the complete world class will perform at the artificial canoe slalom course in Troja. The event is held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague Adriana Krnáčová who will welcome the participants from 36 countries. The Rio Olympic and European medallists will not be missing – Corinna Kuhnle of Austria or Alexander Slafkovský of Slovakia will compete too.
Unique sport event ČEZ Prague Riverside Cross came again to Rašínovo nábřeží in Prague where the first World Cup of this season is taking place by the end of this weekend. Sunny weather attracted many fans that came to support the best canoeist and kayakers of today who competed in unusual combination of canoe slalom and biathlon shooting from laser guns.
Cross the center of Prague on the water and see the beauty of the heart of Europe from the river. This is exactly what the Paddleride offers every year. The general public has the opportunity to join the same wave alongside the best Czech paddlers and enjoy the common moments while traveling from the boathouse of the USK Prague area to the very center of the city.
2017 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Prague - Official Trailer
Less than a year ago, at the World Cup in Prague – Troja, they won a precious gold. The C2 paddlers Ondřej Karlovský and Jakub Jáně managed to crown this year´s Czech selection race at Trnávka and they await the medal fights at the European championships in Tacen, Slovenia. What do they expect coming back to defend the third place in Prague this June?