PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – The ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup tour got underway today in Prague, Czech Republic and three Canadians advanced through to semi-finals on the opening day of competition.
Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB and Michael Tayler of Ottawa, ON will race the Men’s K1 semi-final tomorrow morning in pursuit of qualifying for the top-ten final later in the day. Hayward was twenty-fourth in the heats today while Tayler was twenty-seventh.
This is the first for five canoe slalom World Cups taking place this season. Three World Cups will take place over the next three consecutive weekends. The fourth and fifth World Cups will take place in August and World Championships will cap off the season in September. The action in Prague continues through to Sunday.
Summary of Results
|Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)||Men’s K1||24th in heats
Advanced to semi
|Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)||Men’s K1||27th in heats
Advanced to semi
|Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)||Women’s C1||19th in heats|
|Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)||Men’s C1||40th in heats|
|David Ford (Edmonton, AB)||Men’s K1||49th in heats|
|Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)||Men’s C2||27th in heats|
|Jazmyne Denhollander (Chilliwack, BC)||Women’s K1||31st in heats|
|Thea Froehlich (Ottawa, ON)||Women’s K1||40th in heats|
|Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, ON)||Women’s K1||57th in heats|
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