Smedley and Hayward through to World Cup semi-finals

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PAU, FRANCE (June 17, 2016) – Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) has qualified for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup semi-finals for the third straight week in a row. Smedley, who locked up the Olympic spot last week, finished fourteenth today in the opening heats of the Men’s C1 at World Cup 3 in Pau, France. Smedley placed tenth last week and will compete for a spot in the final tomorrow.

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) made it through to the semi-finals in the Men’s K1. On his second preliminary run he ranked 39th overall to advance to the top-forty final.

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) who will represent Canada in Rio finished 54th in Men’s K1. This is the last World Cup before the Olympic Games.

Results and Streaming Video


Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 14th in heat

Advanced to semi-final

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 39th in heat

Advanced to semi-final

Spencer Pomeroy (Ottawa, ON) Men’s C1 40th

Did not advance

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 42nd in heat

Did not advance

Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 54th in heat

Did not advance

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 24th in heat

Did not advance


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Ian Miller
Communications and Marketing Officer, Canoe Kayak Canada