K1W and C1M were fighting for last individual medals on Sunday at 2018 European Senior Canoe Slalom Championships in Prague. The best among the kayakers was Ricarda Funk from Germany. Corinna Kuhnle from Austria, who wanted to defend her title, finally reached silver medal. Bronze medal goes to Fiona Pennie from Great Britain.
The 19th ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships continued with the K1 women and C1 men semi-finals on Sunday morning. The host Czech Republic had the full team in a battle and the strong field in the final will also be with the four Czechs. And they do want to fight for medals in the afternoon finals.
There was absolutely the loudest atmosphere at 2018 European Senior Canoe Slalom Championships in Prague in K1M final. Fans were cheering and pushing forward every kayak on the water, not just Czech competitors.
First final race at the ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships 2018 in Prague brought two medals for domestic Czech teams in C2M category. Despite 2 seconds of penalties Jonáš Kašpar and Marek Šindler are Europe Champions, bronze medal goes to Ondřej Karlovský and Jakub Jáně. Robert Behling and Thomas Becker from Germany reached second place, less than one second behind winners.
K1: Ricarda Funk: “It was quite tough; the course is very tricky, especially in the middle part. I think for the semifinals I need to attack the course a little more. Of course I want to qualify into finals.”
C2: Ondřej Karlovský: „To be honest, I’m not satisfied very much with the performance. Kuba may agree with me. It didn’t slide so smooth on the water, it cost us a lot of power but finally we have qualified and that’s important.” Jakub Jáně: “First gates weren’t good and we couldn’t get into that. We need to deal with that.”
Live results: https://siwidata.com/canoelive/#/live/eca/1373
LIVE stream: https://www.youtube.com/CanoeEurope
The biggest Czech stars of the upcoming European Championships will fight for medals in category K1. Two guaranteed spots have Ondřej Tunka and Vít Přindiš, the last spot took triple European champion and Olympic medallist Jiří Prskavec. Who will win in Troja? Will the European champion be from the Czech Republic at all? We will find the answers by the end of this weekend.