The race for canoe slalom season glory will be decided this weekend at Spain’s La Seu venue, with all six titles still wide open after four ICF World Cups.
Double points will be on offer in the 2022 season finale. A gold medal will attract 120 points (compared to the usual 60), silver 110 and bronze 100 points.
Australia’s 9-strong contingent will be out in full force, led by Olympic champion and current women’s K1 leader Jessica Fox.
Fox currently leads the overall women’s kayak standings by 64 points, and will be looking to complete her perfect season this weekend in Spain. In the women’s canoe, Fox sits in 4th overall, just 50 points behind current leader and Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Mallory Franklin (GBR).
After winning a silver medal earlier in the season, Noemie Fox holds on to second position with 147 points, only five points behind Czech Republic’s Tereza Fiserova. Noemie will also be eyeing off a top-10 overall finish in the women’s canoe, heading into the weekend in equal 13th, on 104 points.
Fellow Aussie Georgina Collin will also race in La Seu this weekend, looking to improve from her performance in Pau in the women’s kayak.
In the men’s kayak, Tim Anderson currently sits just outside the top 10 in 13th place, but with double points on offer the door is wide open. Dual Olympian Lucien Delfour is in 18th place on 92 points, with fellow Aussie Ben Pope currently in 33rd position overall.
The Aussie trio of Tristan Carter (23rd), Kaylen Bassett (32nd) and Brodie Crawford (45th) will be looking to improve their overall rankings in the men’s canoe this weekend.
Racing gets underway on Friday 2 September, with the heats of the canoe and kayak events. Kayak finals will be contested on Saturday 3 September, before canoe and extreme finals are raced on Sunday 4 September.
Finals across the canoe, kayak and extreme disciplines will again be livestreamed on 7plus, with the heats and semi finals of all events available to watch on Planet Canoe Youtube.
AUSTRALIAN TEAM: Jessica Fox (WK1 and WC1), Noemie Fox (WK1 and WC1), Georgina Collin (WK1), Lucien Delfour (MK1), Tim Anderson (MK1), Ben Pope (MK1), Tristan Carter (MC1), Kaylen Bassett (MC1) and Brodie Crawford (MC1)
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