Slalom World Cup Champions Crowned in La Seu D’Urgell

Sep
12
World Cups
Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

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



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