Canadian Canoe Slalom Team Completes the Season in Brazil at the 2018 World Championships

Oct
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Canoe Slalom
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (October 1, 2018) – It was an exciting week for the Canadian canoe slalom team as they completed their 2018 season competing at the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from September 25 to 30.

The Kayak crews were the first competing at this Championships. The men’s crew of Ben Hayward (Ottawa, ON), Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) and Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) placed 11thwhile the women’s crew of Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON), Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) and Hayley Daniels (Calgary, AB) placed 16th.

While Canada made top 20 in the Team Events, the single events were a little more challenging. Only Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) qualified a spot in the Semi-Finals putting down two quick runs in the Men’s C1 event, placing 21stin a strong competition.

“The course designers set a challenging race course for this year’s World Championships, there were a lot of tight offsets combinations,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Slalom High Performance Manager. “The team isn’t satisfied with our performance here in Rio and we know we need to be better next season. We’ve made some progress this year with more athletes making semis at World Cups but we are aiming much higher for Tokyo 2020”.

In the Extreme Slalom Events, Hayward almost made it to the Men’s Kayak big final placing 5thoverall in the semi-final. Maheu also showed a great performance placing 7thoverall, while Daniels was eliminated in the quarterfinals placing 16thoverall.

Get all final Canadian results listed below and visit theInternational Canoe Federation’s website  to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe  and @CanoeKayakCAN  for all live updates.

 

TEAM EVENTS

TEAM EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD

Michael TAYLER

Cameron SMEDLEY

Kayak (K1) Men Teams 11
Lois BETTERIDGE

Florence MAHEU

Hayley DANIELS

Kayak (K1) Women Teams 16

 

SINGLE EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Cameron SMEDLEY Canoe (C1) Men – Semi Final 21
Spencer POMEROY Canoe (C1) Men – Heats 43
Lois BETTERIDGE Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 41
Hayley DANIELS Canoe (C1) Women – Heats 43
Michael TAYLER Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 49
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Heats 50

 

EXTREME SLALOM EVENTS

ATHLETE EVENT RANKING
Ben HAYWARD Kayak (K1) Men – Semi Final 5
Florence MAHEU Kayak (K1) Women – Semi Final 7
Hayley DANIELS Kayak (K1) Women – Quarterfinals 16

 

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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

 

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