LA SEU D’URGELL, SPAIN (September 10, 2018) – Canoe Kaya Kayak’s top canoe slalom paddlers completed this weekend the last of a series of five World Cup. The fifth and final World Cup took place in La Seu D’Urgell, Spain from September 6 to 9. The Canadian team is now heading to Brazil for their final international competition of the season.
“I am happy to see that our athlete’s performances are progressing in the right direction leading into the World Championships,” said Canoe Kayak Canada’s High Performance Manager, James Cartwright. “It’s a big boost to see that all the athletes on the team are ready to progress to the semifinals this season. We are looking forward to ending the season on a high note in Rio and then getting back to work on our long-term goal of qualifying an athlete in every category for the Tokyo Olympics.”
On the final World Cup, the Mixed C2 crew of Yannick Laviolette (Québec) and Lois Betteridge (Ontario) placed 7thin a strong final. Florence Maheu (Québec) made it through the semi-final in the Women’s K1 and placed 24th, missing the final by just a few points. The same thing happened to Ben Hayward in the Men’s K1 event, and Hayley Daniels, in the Women’s C1 event. They placed 29thand 31st, respectively.
|C2 Mixed||Yannick Laviolette / Lois Betteridge||7|
|K1 Women||Florence Maheu||24|
|K1 Men||Ben Hayward||29|
|C1 Women||Haley Daniels||31|
|C1 Men||Cameron Smedley||41|
|C1 Women||Lois Betteridge||42|
|C1 Men||Yannick Laviolette||48|
|C1 Men||Liam Smedley||53|
|K1 Women||Lois Betteridge||59|
The Canoe Slalom national team is now on their way to the 2018 ICF World Championships taking place on the Rio De Janeiro course in Brazil, from September 25 to 30.
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