Cameron Smedley Paddles to Best Result of Season

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

IVREA, ITALY (September 1, 2017) –  Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, Ontario produced his best result of the Canoe Slalom World Cup season finishing 20th in Ivrea, Italy. Unfortunately, Cameron’s run wasn’t good enough to advance on to the final. Cameron incurred four penalty seconds while negotiating the 23-gate course. Sideris Tasiadis of Germany won the men’s single canoe event with a time of 91.10 seconds, with Slovakian teammates Alexander Slafovsky and Matej Benus placing 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the women’s kayak event, Germany’s Ricarda Funk finished on top of the podium with a time of 97.80 seconds ahead of Australia’s Jessica Fox and Austria’s Lisa Leitner.

The Canadian team did not participate in the Extreme Slalom competition in Ivrea and is headed to the fifth and final World Cup of the season in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain September 8-10. Cameron will look to improve on his result from last season where he finished 10th in La Seu D’Urgell. The team will spend the next week training in Spain and then move across the Pyrenees mountains to Pau, France where the World Championships will wrap up the season September 27-October 1.

Finals are being webcasted on CBC’s digital platforms including the CBC Sports app and CBC Sports is the Official Broadcast Partner of Canoe Kayak Canada.

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Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 20th final result
Liam Smedley

(Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 39th final result
Spencer Pomeroy

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s C1 Slalom 47th final result
Haley Daniels

(Calgary, AB)

Women’s C1 Slalom 34th final result


David Ford

(Edmonton, AB)

Men’s K1 Slalom 47th final result
Michael Tayler

(Ottawa, ON)

Men’s K1 Slalom 58th final result
Austin Atkins

(Chilliwack, BC)

Men’s K1 Slalom 72nd final result

Florence Maheu

(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)

Women’s K1 Slalom

38th final result


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