Chilliwack Centre of Excellence’s Finley Capstick competed at this weekend’s Slalom World Cup Slalom in Markleeberg, Germany. The event featured both traditional slalom and extreme slalom.
Capstick competed in both events, finishing 66th in men’s K1 slalom and 24th in extreme slalom.
The Extreme Slalom is a new addition to the World Cup circuit. It features a head-to-head format where four athletes race down the river at the same time while navigating through a series of obstacles. The event will make its first appearance at the World Championships this year in Pau, France at the end of September.
Other Canadians competing included Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB), who recorded her best-ever finish in World Cup Extreme Slalom today, finishing sixth in the women’s K1. Teammate, Florence Maheu (Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC) finished 10th, marking the first time two Canadians have finished in the top 10 in the Extreme Slalom event.
With the first three ICF World Cup Slalom events behind them, Team Canada will now set their sights on preparing for the National Championships on August 5 and 6 in Ottawa and the second half of the World Cup circuit with races in Italy and Spain later this year.