OTTAWA, ONTARIO (September 7, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada is proud to name 19 canoe freestyle paddlers to represent Canada at the 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in 8 different categories. The World competition will be held in Sort, Spain from July 2 to 7 of 2019.
Canadian athletes were selected August 5th at the National Freestyle Team Trials that took place in Kananaskis, Alberta during the 2018 Canadian Whitewater Canoe Kayak Whitewater and through video submission for the Squirt Boat category.
Learn more about the named athletes here.
“I am happy to see such a broad and diverse group of freestyle athletes fighting for a spot on our National Team. We have a history of performing at the World Championships and I look forward to these athletes building on that success next summer” announced James Cartwright, Whitewater High Performance Manager at Canoe Kayak Canada. “It was a competitive field and thanks to the leadership from ICF Head Judge Trevor L’Heureux, we were able to fit the full competition into a tight window of water availability”.
The named athletes will be representing Canada at the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships from July 2nd – 7th in Sort, Spain in K1 Men, K1 Women, K1 Junior Men, K1 Junior Women, C1 Open, OC1 Open, Squirt Men and Squirt Women categories.
You can get the Freestyle National Team Trials results online on the Canoe Kayak Canada Website and you can find more information about the ICF events by visiting the International Canoe Federations event’s calendar online.
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Canoe Kayak Canada (CKC) 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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