Canadian Canoe Slalom Athletes Complete Second International Canoe Federation World Cup

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KRAKOW, POLAND (July 1, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s national slalom team finished racing in Poland this weekend competing at the second International Canoe Federation (ICF) World Cup. The event took place in Krakow from Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1.

Nine Canadian Slalom National team athletes competed in the canoe and kayak events at this World Cup. Florence Maheu (Québec) was Canada’s best result of the weekend by placing 6th in the Women’s K1 Extreme Slalom event.

The Canadian duo of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) got another great result in the Mixed C2 event as they placed 12th. Maheu had the best result in the Women’s Kayak event with a 37th place and Ben Hayward (Ontario) placed 45thin the Men’s event. Haley Daniels (Alberta) took the lead in the Women’s Canoe event placing 36th while on the Men’s side, Spencer Pomeroy (Ontario) placed 47th.

“The team’s performance fell below our expectations after a stronger showing last weekend in Slovakia. Our athletes and coaches were unable to put all the sections of a difficult gate set together at the right time. This is what makes the sport a fine balance of power, precision, and finesse. The team will be focused this week and working hard to learn the new top section on the recently modified race course in Augsburg.” said James Cartwright, Canoe Kayak Canada’s High-Performance Manager. “The World Cups are a good preparation for World Championships, so our team will take advantage of all the opportunities leading up to the end of the season.”

Full results of the Canadian team at World Cup 2 are listed below. Athletes will be competing at the next World Cup on July 6 to 9 in Augsburg, Germany.


Event Athlete Event Result
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu K1 Women 37
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels K1 Women 44
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge K1 Women 57
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward K1 Men 45
World Cup 2 Keenan Simpson K1 Men 58
World Cup 2 Michael Tayler K1 Men 72
World Cup 2 Hayley Daniels C1 Women 36
World Cup 2 Lois Betteridge C1 Women 41
World Cup 2 Spencer Pomeroy C1 Men 47
World Cup 2 Liam Smedley C1 Men 53
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette C1 Men 59
World Cup 2 Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge C2 Mixed 12
World Cup 2 Ben Hayward – Extreme Slalom K1 Men 16
World Cup 2 Florence Maheu – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 6
World Cup 2 Haley Daniels – Extreme Slalom K1 Women 11


You can find all live results and information on the coming World Cups by visiting the International Canoe Federation website.

Visit Canoe Kayak Canada’s website to get more information and make sure to follow @PlanetCanoe and @CanoeKayakCAN for more live updates.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.



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