The first competition day of the 2016 ECA European Canoe Sprint and Paracanoeing Championships in Moscow, Russia, went by without big upsets and the favourites managed to advance to the finals without troubles. The first medals were already awarded in paracanoeing.Martin Fuksa (CZE), world champion in C1M 500m last year in Milan, produced the best time in his heat to qualify directly to the A final both in 1000m and 500m. Czech paddlers were very fast the first day of the Championships in the Krylatskoye Regatta Course. In addition Anna Koziskova (K1W 1000m) and Jakub Spicar (K1M 500m) laid down the fastest time in their heat.
Read more: Favourites easily advance to the finals in Moscow
2016 ECA European Canoe Sprint and Paracanoeing Championships, Moscow, Russia
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Only two days are left until the beginning of the 2016 ECA European Canoe Sprint & Paracanoeing Championships in Moscow. This will be the last big senior canoe sprint event of the season before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Read more: 2016 ECA European Canoe Sprint & Paracanoeing Championships in Moscow starts in two days
Wildwater Canoeing season concluded in Pau, France, with the last two World Cup races in 2016. The competition in Pau attracted many top level paddlers who came to France to see the venue which will host wildwater canoeing World Championships next year. The course proved to be very challenging. Many paddlers crashed their boats which needed to be repaired or were damaged to the extent the athletes had to borrow someone else’s boat in order to practice and start at the race. Unfortunately not only boats were the victims of this difficult course. There were athletes, including reigning wildwater sprint world champion Hannah Brown (GBR), who will not carry nice memories from France because they got injured during the race or trainings.
Read more: Triple win for Martina Satkova (CZE) in Pau
The last Canoe Slalom World Cup race before the Olympics was organised in Pau, France, on a course which will host next year’s senior canoe slalom and wildwater canoeing world championships. French dominated the event on their home course winning at least one medal in each of the categories except in women’s canoe where Mallory Franklin (GBR), Jessica Fox (AUS) and Nuria Vilarrubla (ESP) picked up the medals.It was a double win for France on Sunday when Marie-Zelia Lafont finished the women’s kayak final in the first place, securing herself her first world cup podium position, and Pierre-Antoine Tillard – Edern Le Ruyet won the second gold medal of the day for France in men’s C2 final. Their success was completed with bronze medal won by Nicolas Scianimanico and Hugo Cailhol in C2. German duo Robert Behling – Thomas Becker squeezed themselves in between to pick up the silver medal. Jana Dukatova (SVK) and Maialen Chourraut (ESP) joined Lafont on the podium in women’s kayak final.
Read more: Pau hosted last Canoe Slalom World Cup race before the Olympics
The second canoe slalom World Cup of the season was organised in La Seu d'Urgell, Spain. The course which hosted the 1992 Olympic canoe slalom event saw some excellent action. The most exciting of all was the men’s K1 final where Vit Prindiš (CZE) won only 0.18 seconds ahead of Jakub Grigar (SVK) and Peter Kauzer (SLO) was only 0.33 seconds behind in third place.
Read more: Spanish team took advantage of a home course in La Seu d'Urgell
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European Canoe Slalom Seniors ChampionshipsMay 12 - 15, 2016Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK
European Canoe Freestyle ChampionshipsMay 25 - 29, 2016 Plattling, GER
European Canoe Sprint Seniors ChampionshipsJune 24 - 26, 2016Moscow, RUS
European Canoe Marathon ChampionshipsJuly 1 - 3, 2016Pontevedra, ESP
European Canoe Sprint Juniors & U23 ChampionshipsJuly 14 - 17, 2016Plovdiv, BUL
Eca Junior Wildwater ChampionshipsJuly 20 - 24, 2016Predlitz Mur, AUT
European Canoe Slalom Juniors & U23 ChampionshipsAugust 25 - 28, 2016Solkan, SLO
European Canoe Ocean Racing ChampionshipsSeptember 22, 2016Cagliari - Sardegnia, ITA
ECA Paracanoe Championships informationJune 24 - 26, 2016Moscow, RUS
Classification for Paracanoe European Championships 2016
ECA Canoe Polo CupJuni 25 - 26, 2016Mechelen, BEL
ECA Canoe Polo CupJuly 15 - 17, 2016Thury, FRA
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