Slalom World Cup Champions Crowned in La Seu D’Urgell

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12
Canoe Kayak Canada
Slalom World Cup Champions Crowned in La Seu D’Urgell
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SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 10, 2017) –  Germany’s Ricarda Funk (K1W), Tasiadis Sideris (C1M) and doubles partners Robert Behling and Thomas Becker (C2) have won the overall World Cup point standings after the final stop of the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Slalom World Cup series. This was an impressive showing for Germany’s team winning three of the five World Cup titles. Czech Republic’s Vit Prindis (K1M) and Australia’s Jessica Fox (K1W) claimed the World Cup points crown in the remaining two events.

In the extreme slalom event, Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield finished 8th overall while teammates Haley Daniels and Cameron Smedley both ended up 14th in the extreme slalom event. “The extreme slalom event is very dynamic and you never know who will make it through each round. We are watching closely to see how the event will play out at the World Championships in Pau where it will become an official medal event for the first time” added Canoe Kayak Canada’s head coach, Michal Staniszewski.

Smedley in action in La Seu D’Urgell. Photo: CKC

Canada’s Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario finished 25th in the men’s C1 semi-final after a strong start in the qualification round and demonstrating good speed and form on the course. “Cameron has had a lot of success racing in Seu in the past, today the penalties on the top of the race course added up and kept him out of contention for the finals.” Added Canoe Kayak Canada’s slalom High Performance Manager.

The Canadian Team will now take a few days off to recover and before resuming training in Pau, France for the World Championships beginning September 27.

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Florence Maheu
(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s Extreme Slalom 8th final result
Haley Daniels
(Calgary, AB)
Women’s Extreme Slalom 14th final result
Cameron Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s Extreme Slalom 14th final result
Austin Atkins
(Chilliwack, BC)
Men’s Extreme Slalom 20 th final result
Cameron Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 25th final result
Spencer Pomeroy
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 42nd final result
Liam Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 57th final result
Haley Daniels
(Calgary, AB)
Women’s C1 Slalom 46th final result

 

David Ford
(Edmonton, AB)
Men’s K1 Slalom 58th final result
Austin Atkins
(Chilliwack, BC)
Men’s K1 Slalom 67 th final result
Michael Tayler
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s K1 Slalom 69th final result
Florence Maheu
(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s K1 Slalom 59th final result

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

Sep
8
Canoe Kayak Canada
Cameron Smedley 8th in Canoe Slalom World Cup Final Qualification rounds
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SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 8, 2017) –  Canoe Kayak Canada’s Canoe Slalom team is back on the river in La Seu D’Urgell at the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Slalom World Cup Final. This is the last event in the five-race World Cup series where double points will be allocated to the athletes who finish inside the semi-finals and finals to count towards the overall World Cup title.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario lead the Canadian team placing 8th in the men’s C1 qualification round and advanced directly to the semi-final after his first race run. Cameron Smedley’s clean run was just 2.96 seconds back from Slovakia’s Alexander Slafkovsky who posted a run time of 97.37.

“I’m thrilled to see Cameron race like he did today just two weeks out from the World Championships in Pau. Cameron showed us a lot of composure on the race course while running safe lines through the gates. He is very fast when he executes his race plan so I’m looking forward to cheering for him on Sunday!” said Canoe Kayak Canada slalom high performance manager. Cameron will also be racing in the Extreme slalom quarter final on Saturday after finishing 16th in the time trial. Canadians, Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa) and Liam Smedley (Dunrobin) placed  42nd and 57th overall in the men’s C1 event.

The race course in Seu D’Urgell, Spain. Photo: Planet Canoe

 

Hometown favorite, Nuria Vilarrubla performed under pressure and set the standard in the women’s canoe event leading the qualifications round with a time of 114.07 seconds. Calgary’s Haley Daniels placed 46th overall.

In men’s kayak event, France’s Boris Neveu returned to world-class form and won the qualification round setting the quickest time of the day of 91.52 seconds. Edmonton’s David Ford finished 58th, Austin Atkins of Chilliwack placed 67th while Ottawa’s Michael Tayler finished 69th.

In the women’s kayak event, Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield had a challenging day on the Parc Olympic del Segre whitewater course and incurred 50 second penalties for missed gates on both her race runs. Florence ended the day in 59th position. Germany’s Ricarda Funk set the fastest run in the course posting a time of 102.37. Florence also advanced to the Extreme Slalom Quarter Final placing 14th in the qualification round.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 7:30 a.m. EST
  • Sunday at 7:30 a.m. EST

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 8th Advanced to semi-final
Spencer Pomeroy

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 42nd final result
Liam Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 57th final result
Haley Daniels

(Calgary, AB)

Women’s C1 Slalom 46th final result

 

David Ford

(Edmonton, AB)

Men’s K1 Slalom 58th final result
Austin Atkins

(Chilliwack, BC)

Men’s K1 Slalom 67 th final result
Michael Tayler

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 Slalom 69th final result
Florence Maheu

(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s K1 Slalom 59th final result
Florence Maheu

(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s Extreme Slalom 14th Advanced to quarter final
Cameron Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s Extreme Slalom 16th Advanced to quarter-final

 

  

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

Sep
1
Canoe Kayak Canada
Slalom Athlete’s Resume World Cup Season in Ivrea, Italy
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IVREA, ITALY (September 1, 2017) –  Canoe Kayak Canada’s team is back in action at the fourth stop of the International Canoe Federation’s Canoe Slalom World Cup series. The man-made whitewater course flows from the glacial waters of the Dora Baltea river. Ivrea is known as one of the most challenging whitewater courses on the World Cup circuit and is situated at the base of the Italian Alps in Northern Italy. Eight Canadian athletes negotiated the turbulent course today set by Roberto D’Dangelo (ITA) and Arnaud Brogniard (FRA).

Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) lead the Canadian team by placing 19th in the men’s C1 qualification rounds. Cameron Smedley moved produced a clean run down the turbulent rapids posting a time of 99.55 seconds and will advance directly to the C1 semi-final on Sunday morning. Slovakia’s Matej Benus set the qualification standard producing a runtime of 93.55 seconds. Fellow Canadians, Liam Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) finishing 39th and 47th overall.

Australia’s Jessica Fox set the standard again in the women’s canoe event while leading the qualifications round with a time of 113.52 seconds. Calgary’s Haley Daniels placed 34th and narrowly missed the semi-final after incurring several penalties on her second qualification run. “I feel at home in the mountains and paddling in the cold water here in Ivrea,” said Haley before her run. “It’s a challenging course but I was looking forward to getting back to racing and throwing down a smooth run today. Unfortunately, my run didn’t go per the plan and I’ll have to analyze the video footage to learn from my mistakes,” she added.

In men’s kayak, Ottawa’s Michael Tayler (48th in Heats) and Edmonton’s David Ford (37th in Heats) were back to international competition to prepare for the World Championships after missing the first three World Cups earlier this season. Chilliwack’s Austin Atkins raced his first ever Wolrd Cup and finished 62nd overall. Italy’s Zeno Ivaldi took full advantage of his home course and set the pace posting a time of 87.83 seconds.

Florence Maheu of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Québec, placed 38th overall after the judges assessed four penalties during her race run for touching the gates. Corinna Kuhnle of Austria lead the women’s field producing a blistering fast run of 91.67 seconds.

Sunday’s finals will be webcast on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and cbcsports.ca. CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

CBC webcast times – watch online at cbcsports.ca or via the CBC Sports app.

  • Saturday at 7:30 a.m. EST
  • Sunday at 7:30 a.m. EST

 

Results

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 19th Advance to semi-final
Liam Smedley
(Dunrobin, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 39th final result
Spencer Pomeroy
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s C1 Slalom 47th final result
Haley Daniels
(Calgary, AB)
Women’s C1 Slalom 34th final result

 

David Ford
(Edmonton, AB)
Men’s K1 Slalom 37th final result
Michael Tayler
(Ottawa, ON)
Men’s K1 Slalom 48th final result
Austin Atkins
(Chilliwack, BC)
Men’s K1 Slalom 62nd final result
Florence Maheu
(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s K1 Slalom 38th final result

 

 

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada 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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For more information:
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
418-271-3785

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