Canadian canoe slalom team set sights towards World Cup 2

Monday, June 24, 2013

AUGSBURG, GERMANY - The Canadian canoe slalom team has moved on to ICF World Cup 2, to compete on the internationally renowned Augburger Eiskanal which served as the slalom course for the 1972 Olympic competition. World Cup 2 will start on Friday June 28th.

The Canadian team culminated the first World Cup of the season in Cardiff, Wales with three athletes advancing to the semifinal round. Ben Hayward of Edmonton Alberta managed a personal best 15th place result in men’s kayak and Haley Daniels of Calgary Alberta placed13th in women’s canoe.

Summary of Results (World Cup 1)

Athlete

Event

Result

David Ford (Edmonton, AB)

Men’s K1

46th in heats (97.00)
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB)

Men’s K1

Advanced to semi-final

15th in semifinal (91.68)

Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB)

Women’s K1

37th in heats (113.51)
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C1

Advanced to semifinal

22nd in semifinal (104.33)

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB)

Women’s C1

Advanced to semifinal

13th in semifinal (168.51)

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON)

Men’s C2

25th in heats (115.86)

CanoeKayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada. The organization’s vision is to be a Canadian sport for families, communities and champions. From supporting clubs to developing a competitive National Team, CanoeKayak Canada works to grow a sport which is a rich part of Canada’s heritage.

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