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.
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.