Great Britain is celebrating a golden double on day three of the 2017 ICF Paracanoe World Championships, with Paralympic gold medallist Emma Wiggs and teammate Jonathan Young taking the honours at Racice on Friday. The Brits also picked up a silver and a bronze medal in Paracanoe finals, while there was a gold medal for Italian Estaban Gabriel Farias in the men’s KL1. You can read more HERE.
World Champioships 2017
Last year he finished on the 7th place at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in C2 1000 with Filip Dvořák, but he has come to the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships already as the coach of Indonesian canoe team and as team leader at the same time. He coaches 12 canoeists in training center 100 kilometers far from Jakarta. Here, at the Worlds, his team has 7 members, four men and three women. „I am proud of my team, they make me happy but of course our level is a bit different,“ he said.
More than thousand of athletes from 70 countries compete in 213 races. These are basic numbers that characterize the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships which is currently taking place in Račice. However, there are more interesting fact that complete the top canoeing event which is held in Račice after 59 years. For example...
Australia has made a clean sweep of all three Paracanoe gold medals on offer on the second day of the ICF 2017 Sprint Canoe World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. Among the winners was 2016 Paralympics gold medallist, Curtis McGrath, five years to the day from when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan and lost both his legs. Rio silver medallist, Amanda Reynolds, and Rio bronze medallist, Susan Seipel, were Australia’s other winners in perfect racing conditions. Read the full article HERE.
Two Olympic medallists were upstaged on the second day of the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, but both are still safely through to the finals at Racice in the Czech Republic. Local hope Martin Fuksa squeezed out Brazil’s Olympic silver medallist, Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos, in their heat of the C1 1000, with only first place progressing directly to the final, while New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Ryan were too strong for German silver medallists Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze in the K2 500.