2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup Series Continues

The 2019 ICF canoe slalom world cup program returns this weekend after a mid-season break, with the world’s best canoe slalom paddlers taking to the water at Markkleeberg, Leipzig in Germany.

Following a two-months break, Markkleeberg will be the fourth World Cup of the 2019 season, followed by the World Cup final in Prague next weekend. The 2019 canoe slalom season will culminate at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in La Seu d’Urgell in Spain at the end of September, which will also decide Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota spots.

Many of the biggest names in world canoe slalom will be in action this weekend, including Australia’s reigning women’s C1 and K1 world champion Jessica Fox, who picked up her first world cup gold medal for the 2019 season at World Cup number three in Tacen, Ljubljana at the end of June.

This world cup season, the world’s greatest female canoe slalom paddler so far has won C1 gold as well as one bronze medal in both the women’s K1 and C1.
In Germany, Fox will be joined by sister Noemie Fox (NSW) as well as Tasmanian Kate Eckhardt in the women’s C1 and K1

In the men’s events Lucien Delfour (NSW) will be at the start line in the men’s K1 together with Ben Pope (WA) and Angus Thompson (NSW), while Ian Borrows (NSW), Tristan Carter (VIC) and Brodie Crawford (WA) will contest the men’s C1.

Racing at the fourth ICF World Cup begins today.

Follow results here: https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-slalom-world-cup/markkleeberg-2019/results

Follow racing live: https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-slalom-world-cup/markkleeberg-2019

TEAM AUSTRALIA WORLD CUP 4
K1W:

  • Jess Fox (NSW)
  • Noemie Fox (NSW)
  • Kate Eckhardt (TAS)

C1W:

  • Jess Fox (NSW)
  • Noemie Fox (NSW)
  • Kate Eckhardt (TAS)

K1M:

  • Lucien Delfour (NSW)
  • Ben Pope
  • Angus Thompson (NSW)

C1M:

  • Ian Borrows (NSW)
  • Tristan Carter (VIC)
  • Brodie Crawford (WA)

Schedule, Friday, 30 August 2019
(Times CET, AEST +8hrs)

Start  Finish  DAY 1 – Friday 30 August 
09:00:00 09:45:00 MC1 – Heats – 1st run
09:49:00 10:38:00 WK1 – Heats – 1st run
10:48:00 11:13:00 MC1 – Heats – 2nd run
11:17:00 11:46:00 WK1 – Heats -2nd run
13:45:00  14:27:00 WC1 – Heats – 1st run
14:31:00 15:32:00 MK1 – Heats – 1st run
15:42:00 16:04:00 WC1 – Heats – 2nd run
16:08:00 16:39:00 MK1 – Heats – 2nd run

2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup Season 
– World Cup 1: Lee Valley, UK, June 14-16 June.
– World Cup 2: Bratislava, Slovakia, June 21-23.
– World Cup 3: Tacen, Slovenia, June 28-20.
– World Cup 4: Markkleeberg, Germany, 30 August-1 September.
– World Cup final: Prague, Czech Republic, 6-8 September.

– ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, La Seu, Spain, 25-29 September 2019
– Tokyo 2020 Canoe Slalom Olympic Test Event, Tokyo, Japan, 25-27 October 2019

See the 2019 Paddle Australian Canoe Slalom World Cup Team here: https://paddle.org.au/canoe-slalom-athlete-profiles/