Groeneveld 39th and Men’s C2 30th on opening day of slalom World Championships

Sep
16
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Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN – Canadian athletes completed opening runs today to kick off the first day of competition at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in London.

Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, AB placed thirty-ninth in the preliminary heats of Women’s K1 and despite a clean run was short of clearing the top-30 cut-off to advance to the semi-final. Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) finished fiftieth overall in the Women’s K1 heats while Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) finished fifty-fourth.

The Men’s C2 duo of Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) and Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) placed thirtieth after preliminary heats. A top-twenty result was needed in the Men’s C2 to advance to the semi-final.

Tomorrow, Smedley and Yannick Laviolette (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) will both compete in the preliminary heats of the Men’s C1 event. Haley Daniels of Calgary, AB will compete in heats of Women’s C1. World Championships run through to Sunday.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) & Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s C2 30th
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 39th
Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC) Women’s K1 50th
Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON) Women’s K1 54th

 

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