Vojtova and Hengst take Extreme Slalom world titles

JH 00361Right after the start, she was fourth. She knew she needed to stay calm and paddled towards her chance to dominate. Once Veronika Vojtová sought it at the top of the course, she used it. The moment was worthy of a gold medal. Czech kayaker became a new World Champion in Extreme Slalom.

Kayaker Prskavec defended the victory. Fox got her first double

 7188042134078616205 MH 2050'I would bet the gold medal will stay home,' said current European Champion Vít Přindiš while smiling at his team mate Jiří Prskavec before the World Cup series final. He was not wrong! Straight line, short turnes, no touches – that was a flawless run of Prskavec. Czech kayaker won a final and ruled overall World Cup series. Right behind the finish line he put his hands up on the head, created a shape of half rounds as monkeys do and celebrated.

Czech spectators saw first qualifications runs. Kudějová and Westley won the race

JH 00367Male canoists (C1M) and female kayakers (K1W) fought for the semifinal sessions. The winner of the first qualification became Brit Ryan Westley, kayakers 'were ruled' by Kateřina Kudějová from the Czech Republic. In total 55 canoeists took part in a two-round qualification. First twenty of them ensured a direct advance to the Saturday´s semifinal. Among the successful ones was the Czech duo Vojtěch Heger and Tomáš Rak.

I would bet the trophy will stay home, said Přindiš

WC2019 TK 07The biggest challenges of the season are ahead of the Czech Canoe Slalom Team. At the end of this week they will be competing at ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague. Later this month, they will be fighting for the titles at the world championships and the Olympic qualification´s spots in Spain. Jiří Prskavec, Vít Přindiš and Amálie Hilgertová revealed their ambitious at today´s press conference.