51th podium for Wallace, wins for Tarnovschi brothers

hn8a2582There was number of interesting results to see in Račice during the Sunday´s programme of ICF Sprint Canoe World Cup. Australian Kenny Wallace has claimed 51th podium finish in all major races since the 2012 London Games. "As far as I know it is a correct number. 51? I´ll take it," Wallace said in Račice.

Succesfull Germans and a home win for Dostal in Račice

hn8a2212The Saturday´s programme of ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Račice brought three victories to the German national team and two positions on the podium for the home team of Czech Republic.

Josef Dostal made the local fans happy as he dominated K1 Men´s 1000 m event. "I am really happy for this win at home," Dostal said. "It is important for me on the way to the Olympics as it brings some quietness into my head and on the other hand it gives me self-confidence that I am capable of winning. But honestly I realise that nothing is for sure so I know that a lot of hard work is infront of me."

Favourites Brendel, Poulsen and other are in the finals in Račice

pousenThe first day in Racice was made for the favourites: Rene Holten Poulsen (DEN) succeed to the final in the K1M 1000 m heat and can add the second World Cup victory of the season (after Duisburg). Sebastian Brendel (GER) dominated the heat as well and on Saturday he will be the favourite of C1M 100 m against local Martin Fuksa. Inna Osipenko-Rodomska (AZE) could hand Azerbaijan its first World Cup win in a women's event this weekend in K1W 200 m.

Check all the results HERE.

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Testing GPS system for race visualisation

The ICF and Swiss Timing have introduced a global positioning system (GPS) for all 3 World Cup events in anticipation for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 where this system will be used. On each boat for the Olympic discipline races a tracking device will be mounted. In order to facilitate the process and not to disrupt the athlete’s preparation it is requested all boats have a holder fixed on the deck of the boat for the tracker in advance of the races.

Wallace, Poulsen, Brendel, Fuksa... Stars are coming to Račice

 00826724-ac2f-4835-925a-9fc800dd5c40More than 600 paddlers from 54 countries are coming to the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Račice. Among them are stars like Ken Wallace from Australia, René Holten Poulsen from Denmark, Sebastian Brendel from Germany and many others. You can find the preliminary starts list HERE.

The Czech Canoe Team is 36 racers strong - including Martin Fuksa, C1 500 m World Champion, or Josef Dostál who got silver at K1 1000 m in Milano 2015. „It`s an honor for us to organize one of the three World Cup races this year. Many of our elite paddlers and also talented young athletes have a chance to compete aginst the world`s best paddlers at home," Jan Boháč, the President od the Czech Canoe Union said. "This year`s World Cup is also the last test event before the 2017 World Championships which is going to take place in Račice."



Check out the Last Info

screenshot 2016-05-18_00.03.50All the last information you need before the start of the 2016 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Račice could be found HERE. The last info includes all details regarding accreditation, parking, catering and all other details including GPS tracking of all boats. If you need to change crews, you can use this form HERE

World Cup is getting closer, Račice awaits 38 countries

13164385 933673076750328 2762165267311230667 nUzbekistan, Moldavia, China, Japan or Cuba and Ecuador. Also these countries can be found in the list of attending counties for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice from 27 to 29 May this year. Already 632 team members from 38 countries are registered. The events will bring a few innovations. More you can read in this article.

Eleven sprint canoeists will fight for Olympic Games, Špicar awaits test in kayak four

c2 racice2Eleven canoe sprint national team members will try to fight for the spot in Rio de Janeiro at the Olympic additional qualification race in Duisburg. Double canoe crew Jaroslav Radon and Filip Dvořák have the best chance to qualify. Also the next double kayakers Jakub, Jakub Zavřel will start as well as the next five Czech boats. At the same time, thanks to a victory in the selection race among kayakers at 1kilometer, Špicar will be part of the kayak four crew in the first two races of the World Cup.

The longest training camp in their career. And now, the fight for Rio

radon dvorakThey were third at the 2013 World championships, fifth at the London Olympics, and their start at the next Games is still a question. Deblcanoeists Jaroslav Radon and Filip Dvorak do need to succeed in Czech selection race which will take place in Duisburg, Germany in May. “It has to fit us, we have to be in shape and everything has to go well,” expects Dvorak.

Fuksa tried new boat and is glad that he has his masseur at the training camp

mata chorvatsko2He just returned from a month's training camp in Portugal and he packed his bags again and headed to Croatia. Then he stopped at home for a few hours before he again turned toward Portugal. Canoeist Martin Fuksa absolves three training camps in a very short time. Then he will prepare in the Czech Republic for the first real test at the end of April, when the nomination races take place. He does not have to start there but he wants to. “Definitely, I will go some race," says 22-year-old gold and a silver medalist from the world championships.