PAU, FRANCE (September 30, 2017) – Cameron Smedley of Ottawa paddled to a personal best result at the Canoe Slalom World Championships in Pau, France finishing 18th overall in a highly competitive men’s C1 field.
“Cam made a big breakthrough this year qualifying for all the semifinals of the international season. I’m happy to see him finish the season on a strong run in the semifinal today. He should be proud of how he performed under pressure and this shows that he is closing the gap” added James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager.
Slovenia’s Benjamin Savsek finished on top of the men’s canoe podium after putting down an exhilarating run of 94.81 seconds and finishing ahead of Slovakian teammates Alexander Slafkovsky and Michal Martikan in second and third respectively.
Australia’s Jessica Fox stunned the crowd winning the women’s kayak World Championships title by a margin of 4.62 seconds ahead of Slovakia’s Jana Dukatova with of Germany’s Ricarda Funk placing third.
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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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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