The Czech Republic has continued their domination of the team’s events adding three more medals to their tally. Monika Jancova lead fellow countrywomen Martina Satkova and Anna Koblencova to victory in the U23 C1W Teams final.
Frenchwoman Lucie Prioux has won her maiden junior C1W World Championship gold medal with victory on the final day of racing in Penrith today. Prioux improved her semifinal run by a remarkable 27 seconds to win in a clean run of 127.24.
German Florian Breuer has won the junior C1M final at the ICF Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships in Penrith today. It was a massive improvement for the German who finished 29th at last year’s event in Slovakia.
Australia’s Jess Fox has scored an emphatic victory in the final of the World U23 C1 in Penrith, bringing up an historic double for the Penrith 19-year-old. Fox is the first woman to win the K1 and C1 double at U23 level, making up for the disappointment of last year when she won the C1 but failed to make the K1 final.
Italian Roberto Colazingari has won his second U23 C1M World Championship with victory in Penrith today. The victory comes two years since he won his first world title in the USA in 2012.
Czech paddler Martina Satkova has qualified fastest for the junior C1W final after winning the semifinal on the final day at the ICF Junior and U23 World Championships today. Little separated the top two athletes down the course with Satkova’s run of 129.53 edging Australian Alexandra Broome by 0.56 seconds.
Great Britain has continued their excellent morning of racing with Samuel Ibbotson recording the fastest C1M semifinal in Penrith this morning. Despite a gate touch on five, Ibbotson qualified fastest for the final in 109.47, 0.76 seconds ahead of German Florian Breuer.
The U23 C1W final looks set to be a battle between traditional sporting rivals Australia and Great Britain. Both nations will be well represented with three paddlers each in the final.
Great Britain will be well represented in the U23 C1M final. Three paddlers Ryan Westley, Thomas Quinn and Adam Burgess will appear in the final after finishing fourth, seventh and eighth respectively in the semifinal.
The final day of competition promises to be action packed with C1 titles up for grabs in both Junior and Under 23 categories before the C1 teams take to the water to wrap up the event.
Wrap up of results from the K1M, K1W and C2M Team finals.
Czech pair Michael Matejka & Jan Vetrovsky have continued their complete domination in the Junior C2 field with a commanding victory more than seven seconds ahead of silver medalists New Zealand. Matejka and Vetrovsky were always destined for success asserting their strength from the start of competition, claiming wins in their heats, semi-finals and now the final.
Brazilian Ana Satila is the 2014 K1W junior World Champion following victory in Penrith today. The 2012 London Olympian dominated the final winning in 114.48, which included a gate touch on 22.
16 year old Tasmanian Kate Eckhardt has won silver in the Junior K1 World Canoe Slalom Championships at Penrith, despite a troubled run. Eckhardt went into today’s final in seventh position, then had to sit and wait as other competitors also struck trouble on the difficult Penrith course.
Mario Leitner has become the first Austrian male to win a junior world title after victory in the K1M final at the ICF Slalom Junior World Championships on Saturday. The Austrian demonstrated nerves of steel producing the only clean run down the 23 gate course to win in 98.48. Leitner surprised even himself winning the gold medal having earlier finished fourth in the semifinal.