Sprint and Paracanoe Paddlers to Take First Strokes Into International Canoe Federation World Cup series

May 16, 2018

Canoe Kayak Canada - SZEGED, HUNGARY (May 16, 2018) – Canoe Kayak Canada’s fastest athletes will be representing Canada at the first ICF Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup. The event is being held in Szeged, Hungary starting Thursday, May 17.

“We have a great group of experienced and new athletes competing at this first ICF event and I am confident that they will start the season strongly,” said Graham Barton, Chief Technical Officer at Canoe Kayak Canada. “Our group of coaches prepared the team well over the last months and it is time to test this preparation on the International Stage”.

The World Cup team was selected at the end of April during the first part of the National Team selection process. The team of 32 U23 and Senior athletes will be representing Canada this weekend in Hungary for the first of two World Cups. The second World Cup will be held the following weekend in Germany.

What:
International Canoe Federation Paracanoe and Canoe Sprint World Cup 1

Start Lists & Live Results

When:
Thursday, May 17 (14:00 to 18:25 CEST.)

Friday, May 18 (8:00 to 19:00 CEST.)

Saturday, May 19 (8:00 to 19:00 CEST.)

Sunday, May 20 (8:00 to 17:00 CEST.)

Where:
Szegedi Olympic Center,

Szeged, Hungary – Map

 

Paracanoe athlete Trinity Tratch (Calgary, AB) will be the first to line up on Thursday morning in the Men’s KL2 200 m event. The rest of the Canadian team will be competing the following paddling their ways to World Cup finals.

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About Canoe Kayak Canada
Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships. Follow Canoe Kayak Canada on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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For more information :
Joannie Verret
Communications Coordinator
jverret@canoekayak.ca
(418) 271-3785