Ford advances to semi-final

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Broadcast note: Slalom World Cup 2 will be televised on Sportsnet at 11:00 a.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday, and on select local Sportnet stations. See broadcast schedule for details.

AUGSBURG, GERMANY – David Ford of Edmonton advanced to the top-forty semi-final after ranking 34th overall in preliminary K1 runs at the second ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Augsburg, Germany. Ford will race tomorrow morning in pursuit of a top ten spot in the afternoon final.

The rest of the Canadian team did not advance. The team will race the third World Cup next week in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain. Most of the team will return to Canada to prepare for World Cups 5 and World Championships. Smedley and Daniels will stay in Europe to race the U23 World Championships to be held July 17-21 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.

Summary of Results (World Cup 2)

Athlete Event Result
David Ford (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 34th in preliminary runs (105.18)

Advanced to semi-final

Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) Men’s K1 46th in preliminary runs (106.67)
Jessica Groeneveld (Innisfail, AB) Women’s K1 38th in preliminary runs (126.55)
Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C1 36th in preliminary runs (115.60)
Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 24th in preliminary runs (223.79)
Ben Hayward (Edmonton, AB) & Cameron Smedley (Dunrobin, ON) Men’s C2 32nd in preliminary runs (189.32)

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.

Full Results

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For more information:

Ian Miller

Communications and Marketing Officer, CanoeKayak Canada

613.314.1352

imiller

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