Ben Hayward prepares to hit Slalom World Cup semis again

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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Ben Hayward of Edmonton has advanced to semi-finals for a second week in a row at ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 3 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Ben Hayward (file photo: Rfort Fotos)

Ben Hayward (file photo: Rfort Fotos)

Hayward placed 37th today in Men’s K1 in after laying down two consistent runs. Tomorrow Hayward will fight for a spot in the top-ten final. He made a similar jump last week and finished sixth in the semi and tenth in the final after qualifying 31st in the heat.

Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON finished 41st in the Men’s C1 heats. Michael Tayler of Ottawa wound up 54th in Men’s K1 and David Ford of Edmonton was 60th.

A break in international competition will take place after this World Cup. World Cups 4 and 5 will take place in August and World Championships will be held in Maryland, USA in September.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 37th in heat (83.47)Advanced to semis
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 41st in heat (92.84)
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 54th in heats (85.73)
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 60th in heats (87.22)

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James Cartwright

Slalom High Performance Manager, CanoeKayak Canada

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