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.
|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.
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