PLOVDIV, BULGARIA (July 25, 2018) – Some 1000 athletes from 68 nations will line up this week for the 2018 ICF Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships. Canoe Kayak Canada’s top paddlers will be battling for top honours in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 26 to 29.
ICF 2018 Canoe Sprint Junior and U23 World Championships
Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29
Plovdiv Rowing Canal, Final Complex
Plovdiv, Bulgarie – Map
Twenty Canadian athletes will be competing this week on the waters of Bulgaria’s second-largest city. Katie Vincent (Ontario) will be battling to get her U23 C1 200m World Champion title again, while Sophia Jensen (Quebec) will try to get the same title in the Junior category, where she placed 2ndin Pitesti, Romania last year.
The Canadian team will also be looking to claim the World Champion’s title in the U23 Men’s K4 event and step on the Worlds podium in many other events.
“We have a promising team competing at the Junior and U23 World Championships this year and we are very confident they will be able to achieve great results,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s Head Coach, Anders Gustaffson.
“Our athletes have been stepping up their game in the last months by training hard and working on our vision for the coming years and this Championship will be a good opportunity for our team to test the preparation in our Together to Tokyo vision.”
The 2018 Championship begins in Plovdiv on Thurday, and continue through until Sunday. More information can be found on the ICF website and you can watch the action live on Planet Canoe.
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