ICF's decision to exclude men’s C2 events from the World Cup series and World Championships effective immediately has caused a lot of upset among the athletes, whose lives have turned upside down overnight. This event however remains in the European Championships programme as European Canoe Association is not obliged to follow the ICF rules in its entirety.
You can hardly find a place with a richer sports history in the Czech Republic. The canoe slalom track in Prague – Troja has hosted many events – local and international. It welcomed kids but also global sport stars, World Cups, World Championships even twice, Czech Cup competitions and now also the European Championships. How well do you know its history?
Monada, the clinic of complex rehabilitation has been providing an excellent physiotherapy service to canoe slalom for many years. The physiotherapist Markéta Musilová cares for the troubled bodies of paddlers at the ongoing training camp in Australia. In an interview with Lukas Rohan, she described how she likes the work with canoe slalom team and if it is a hard job.
The Winter Olympic Games are the main topic in the world nowadays but we have also started our canoe slalom season recently. At Australian Open in Penrith (18.2), Jiří Prskavec had a really great start of the year. He got silver and his team mate and the reigning world champion Ondřej Tunka also made it to top ten.
Sunday clashes closed this year´s program of the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague at the artificial slalom course in Troja. We offer the full results from the final races of each event to download in pdf. Next year, Prague will host another major canoe slalom event – The European Canoe Slalom Championships (1-3 June 2018).
The best ten women in the world clashed in the final of the women´s kayak at the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague this Sunday (18). The victory went to Spain thanks to a clean performance of Maialen Chourrat. Silver for Kimberley Woods of Great Britain and bronze to Germany thanks to Ricarda Funk.
Sunday morning at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague belonged to women kayakers. There were two Czech boats among the thirty fastest participants in the semi-final. Ten best boats qualified for the final in the afternoon. Unfortunately for the Czech colours, the final gates stayed closed for them.
Three Czech boats were on the start of the Sunday´s semi-final of C1 men category in Prague. But the home crowd will not have the local hero in the final fights. The best performance was showed by German competitor Tasiadis. The first from the Czechs on the start was only 18-year-old Matyáš Lhota who lost the hope already on the third gate with the 50 penalty.
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