PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – Michael Tayler of Ottawa, ON was Canada’s top finisher at the first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic. He finished twenty-ninth in the Men’s K1 semi-final while Ben Hayward of Edmonton, AB was thirty-sixth.
Correction – Haley Daniels did not advance to the semi-finals as reported in yesterday’s release. Daniels finished ninth in the second preliminary run to rank twenty-fourth overall. With the new ICF advancements, the top fifteen from the first preliminary run plus the top five in the second preliminary run in Women’s C1 move forward to make up the top 20 semi-final.
Competition will wrap up in Prague tomorrow with team runs. The Canadian team will move on to the second World Cup in Krakow, Poland starting next Friday.
Summary of Results
|Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON)||Men’s K1||29th in semi|
|Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)||Men’s K1||36th in semi|
|Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)||Women’s C1||24th in heats
Advanced to semi
|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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