ICF MEDIA – The first ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup event of 2017 will see all but two of last year’s Olympic medallists, along with a who’s who of previous World Champions and Olympic finalists, competing on the famous Troja venue in Prague.
The gold, silver and bronze medallists from the men’s and women’s K1 events will all be competing, along with the gold and bronze medallists from the men’s C2 and the second and third placegetters from the men’s C1.
Many of the athletes have been back in training and competing for several months, with many having headed down under at the start of the year for the Australian Open, and have since been competing in national and European championships and selection trials.
Men’s K1 gold medallist, Joseph Clarke, women’s K1 gold medallist, Maialen Chourraut, and the men’s C2 gold medal pairing of Ladislav and Peter Skantar will all be lining up in Prague.
Two-time Olympian, Stanislav Jezek, is on the organising committee for the Prague World Cup.