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.
Summary of Results
|Men’s C1 Slalom||20th final result|
|Men’s C1 Slalom||39th final result|
|Men’s C1 Slalom||47th final result|
|Women’s C1 Slalom||34th final result
|Men’s K1 Slalom||47th final result|
|Men’s K1 Slalom||58th final result|
|Men’s K1 Slalom||72nd final result|
(Salaberry de Valleyfield, QC)
Women’s K1 Slalom
38th final result
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