Competition News

Locals convincing in the first World Cup sprint

After Schmid and Filzwieser/Draxl have already picked up their first medals in the classic distance on Friday, now their run of success continued at the home World Cup of the Austrians. While Schmid souvereignly took the third place behind the towering Nejc Znidarcic (SLO) and Richard Hala (CZE), Filzwieser/Draxl were able to secure their first ever World Cup victory in a thrilling final against Nies/Pesch (GER) and Brücker/Weber (GER). After the Swiss dominance in the Classic on Friday, Alice Schmitt (FRA) took her chance today to win in front of Costanza Bonaccorsi (ITA) and Chantal Abgottsponn (SUI).

Just Gold and Silver for domestic athlete

First day on the competition of the wildwater canoeing world cup 1 in Lofer K1 men athlet Gerhard Schmidt won Czech Kamil Mruzek by 0,28 sec. Third was French Felix Bouvet.

Austrian crew Manuel Filzwieser and Peter Draxl was second behind Germans Matthias Nies- Dominik Pesch. On third place there was Rene Brücker-Normen Weber Germany.

Normen Weber won in C1 men, second place goes to Croatian Tomislav Lepan and third to Louis Lapointe from France.

TODAY: Sprint individual FINALS and Spint team races

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TODAY: Sprint individual FINALS and Spint team races

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LIVE-RESULTS

Aussie competitor Robert MyIntrye had a good race. He has the longest journey behind , we could interview him after his races. 

Robert MyIntrye has the longest journey behind , we could interview him after his races.
MS: How do you think about the course for White water downhill Sprint and do you  like the short distance in Augsburg?
RMC: Very good, the 300 meter range is a good preparation for the upcoming World Championships in Valtellina, where the competition course  will be even slightly shorter, the course in Augsburg at olympic channel is a great fun to me. It is very tricky, because the water is pumping often different and quickly you miss the perfect racing line, which takes time. The present short routes, everything becomes more interesting. The third place as a result is a great thing. Tomorrow  Robert willl start again, he starts at the national qualifying with two heats and final in each category and the Germans have after the races  their tickets for the World Championships 2014 or not.

Martina Satkova from the Czech Republic was the great winner of the last day at the 2013 ICF Wildwater Canoeing Juniors World Championships in Lofer by winning the K1 and the C1 Women Sprint Finals. Her schedule today was very hard. Two heats and two finals at one day were a long programme, but the 14 years girl, one of the youngest at the whole championships, did it like an expierenced paddler.
„So many medals are really great“, said Martina at the end of the finals. „The K1 was very close and that is why, this victory is most valuable for me. Alltogether it were great championships for me."

Today the Team-Sprints at the 2013 ICF Wildwater Canoeing Juniors World Championships in Lofer were dominated by France and Germany again. Both nations, who win the team-classics yesterday, were at the Team-Sprints successful again. Ronan Cordier, Thomas Janeriat and Perre Tourbady had a strong first run in the C1-Men-Sprint. With 1:24,11 min they were 1,6 sec in front of their opponents from Croatia and the Czech Republic. „Yesterday I already said, in the team-sprint we´ll be one of the best nations“, said Frédéric Rebeyrol national coach of France. „Our first run was very good, but one of our paddlers got an injury, so we decided to skip the second run.“