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Czech and Slovenian wins in Ceske Budejovice

International Wildwater Canoeing paddlers took opportunity to race in Czech Republic, more precisely in Ceske Budejovice, where local paddlers competed in Czech Cup race series as well as ECA Wildwater Sprint Canoeing European Cup.

In men's C1 race Czech paddlers took all three medals in sprint race. Vladimir Slanina stopped the clock at 47.71 to win the event ahead of Antonin Haleš whose time was 48.71 and Vaclav Kristek who crossed the finish line with the time of 49.46.
In women's kayak it was this years medallist from the major international events Martina Satkova (CZE) who won the race ahead of her teammate Barbora Dimovova and Australian representative Georgina Collin.
Martina Satkova picked up another medal in women's canoe final, but it was silver this time as Marie Nemcova, also from Czech Republic, who navigated the rapids with the best time. Petra Stepankova (CZE) finished third in this event.
Simon Oven and Anze Urankar recorded a double win for Slovenia in men's kayak event. Oven, this year's classic race European Champion, was the only paddler whose run was under 44 seconds to win the gold medal. Half a second behind him his teammate Anze Urankar crossed the finish line for second place, while French kayaker Maxence Barouh finished third.
Czech crews were unbeatable in men's C2. Marek Rygel and Petr Vesely won the race ahead of father - son crew Vladimir Slanina jr. - Vladimir Slanina and Daniel Suchanek - Ondrej Rolenc.