Smedley, Groeneveld and Hayward advance to semis at Canoe Slalom World Cup 4

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LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN – Cameron Smedley of Dunrobin, ON, Jessica Groeneveld of Innisfail, ON, and Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB have advanced to the semi-finals at the fourth ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. Smedley sits in 22nd place as the top Canadian finisher after day 1.

Following clean second runs in the Men’s C1 and Women’s K1, Smedley and Groeneveld, respectively, ensured they would be competing on Saturday. For his part, Hayward bounced back from his first heat to lay down a solid second heat in the Men’s K1, advancing as the third Canadian into tomorrow’s races.

Competition in La Seu d’Urgell continues through to Sunday. The fifth and final World Cup of the season will take place next weekend in Pau, France. World Championships in London will wrap up the season from September 16 to 20.

Summary of Results

Athlete Event Result
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 22nd in heats

Advanced to semis

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, ON) Women’s K1 27th in heats

Advanced to semis

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 33rd in heats

Advanced to semis

David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 45th in heats
Lois Betteridge (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 23rd in heats
Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 27th in heats
Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) Women’s K1 34th in heats
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB), Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 25th in heats
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 77th in heats

Full Results

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Jacques Bellefleur

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