ICF WC 2 SZEGED and WC 3 BELGRADE
Saturday, 17 June 2017
World Cups II and III
After an hiatus of 3 years, Szeged, one of the most classic venues of Sprint Canoeing, was back for the second World Cup of 2017.
Probably the biggest surprise of the Competition was Elena Aniushina. The winner of the Final B K1 500 in Rio the Janeiro was now the winner of the Final A and also Silver Medalist in the K2 of the same distance. In Men's K1 1000, Fernando Pimenta was second, after a gold in Portugal, just in front of Roi Rodriguez, former U23 World Champion that, after a Silver medal in the 500, is quickly consolidating his position among the elite.
Proving that the team results of the previous week in Portugal were not just luck. New Zealand Women's Team seems to be reaching a place that is normally only available for Germany and Hungary. Lisa Carrington, not a surprise off course, won silver in K1 500 and gold in the K2, pairing with Caitlin Ryan. Also Aimee Fisher showed great individual skills achieving silver in K1 200. With Kayla Imre, New Zealand K4 was the fastest one in Szeged.
In Paracanoe, Edina Muller and Sergey Emelyanov won their cathegories.
New World Cup, new names. Volha Khudzenka, reminded everyone that she is one of the best padlers in the world by winning the K1 500. And, after a 4th position in Szeged, René Poulsen jumped to the second place of the podium in the 1000 Men's Single race. Place that was his also for the 500 and the 5k races. Almost the same for Roi Rodriguez, double Bronze, K1 1000 and 500, wich give him a total of 4 medals in 4 individual races. Not bad Roi.
The strongest female K4, now, was the french, but again, like in Szeged and in Portugal, with full Jantex crew: Sarah Guyot, Manon Hostens, Léa Jamelot and Sarah Troel.
Here's a list of the medalists using Jantex
Edina Muller – Gold Medalist KL1 200
Elena Aniushina – Gold Medalist K1 500, Silver Medalist K2 500
Sergey Emelyanov – Gold Medalist KL3 200
Lisa Carrington – Gold Medalist K2 and K4 500, Silver Medalist K1 500
Aimee Fisher – Gold Medalist K4 500, Silver Medalist K1 200
Caitlin Ryan – Gold Medalist K2 and K4 500
Kayla Imre – Gold Medalist K4 500
Fernando Pimenta – Silver Medalist K1 1000
Roi Rodriguez – Bronze Medalist K1 1000, Silver Medalist K1 500
Sarah Guyot – Bronze Medalist K1 200
Jakub Spicar – Bronze Medalist K2 1000 and K4 500
Anja Osterman – Bronze Medalist K2 500
Sara Ouzande – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Alicia Heredia – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Isabel Contreras – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Begoña Lazcano – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Alyssa Bull – Silver Medalist K1 1000
Volha Khudzenka – Gold Medalist K1 500
Alyssa Bull – Gold Medalist K1 5000
Francisca Laia – Gold Medalist K2 200
René Poulsen – Silver Medalist K1 1000, 500 and 5000
Roi Rodriguez – Bronze Medalist K1 1000 and 500
Max Hoff – Silver Medalist K2 1000
Anna Pulawska – Silver Medalist K2 and K4 500
Sara Guyot – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Manon Hostens – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Léa Jamelot – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Sarah Troel – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Etienne Hubert – Silver Medalist K4 500
Jakub Spicar – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Nikolina Moldovan – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Olivera Moldovan – Bronze Medalist K4 500
Karin Johansson – Bronze Medalist K1 1000
Jennifer Egan – Bronze Medalist K1 5000
Cyrille Carre – Bronze Medalist K1 5000