Ben Hayward paddles through to World Cup Semi-final

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LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – Ben Hayward of Edmonton has made it through to the semi-finals in Men’s K1 at the second ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Ljubljana, Slovakia. Hayward ranked 31st overall and will race the semi tomorrow in pursuit of a spot in the top-ten final.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON ranked 34th in heats and several touches cost him a spot in the top thirty he needed for a repeat trip through to the semi-finals. Smedley placed fourteenth at last week’s World Cup and was Canada’s top finisher.

Michael Tayler of Ottawa placed 41st in Men’s K1. He was one place short of advancing to the top-forty need for semi-finals in Men’s K1. David Ford of Edmonton placed 46th in Men’s K1.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 31st in heats (109.84)Advanced to semifinal;
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 34th in heat (125.56)
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 41st in heats (112.21)
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 46th in heats (114.69)

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James Cartwright

Slalom High Performance Manager, CanoeKayak Canada

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