Ben Hayward through to semis at canoe slalom World Cup 3

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LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, SLOVAKIA – Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB has advanced to the semi-finals of the third ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. Hayward finished 26th today in the Men’s K1 heats. Hayward’s result in the first heat meant he only had to do one run today. He will now focus on tomorrow’s semi in the pool of the top-forty men’s kayak where he will chase a spot in the top-ten final later on Saturday.

Hayward bounced back in today’s heats after not making it through last week where he finished 86th after several missed gates. The week before at World Cup 1 he finished 36th after the semi-final.

In Women’s K1, Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, AB finished thirty-third and was just over a second short of qualifying for the semi-finals for a second week in a row. A full compilation of Canadian results from today’s heats is shown below.

World Cup 3 will wraps up on Sunday and the Canadian team will return home to focus on final preparations for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. World Cups 4 and 5 continue in August

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 26th in heatAdvanced to semi
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 28th in heats
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 33rd in heats
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 47th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 51st in heats
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 55th in heats
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 63rd in heats


Full Results

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