Canadian Canoe girls Taylor Potts and Maria Halavrezos are at it again, taking a break between training sessions to record another cover.
The 18-year-old Serbian Marko Dragosavljevic stole the show with an explosive performance, and celebration, in the K1 Men 200m on the final day of action at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup, Racice.
Formidable performances from Carrington (NZL), Sergeeva (RUS), Poulsen (DEN) and Brendel (GER) left opponents in their wake as each rapidly pulled away to win gold at the 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup, Racice.
The Czech Republic's K4 Men 1000m team and a great solo effort from Anna Koziskova, in the K1 Women 1000m, kept the host nations dreams of gold alive, as the first day of the 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup competition in Racice was completed.
World Cup #1 of the ICF world cup series wrapped up in Szeged, Hungary over the past weekend. The Hungarians managed to finish the weekend with the top medal count with an amazing 6 gold, 8 silvers, and 4 bronze medals. Now it’s on to the 2nd World Cup in Racice, Czech Republic where 36 nations and over 400 athletes will battle for the top medal spots.
The ladies opened the day with K4 500m and a line-up that had an Olympic theme: reigning champion Hungarian quartet (Gabriella Szabo, Danuta Kozak, Katalin Kovacs, Krisztina Fazekas Zur) faced the Polish engine composed of Magdalena Krukowska / Karolina Naja / Beata Mikolajczyk / Edyta Dzieniszewska.
Laszlo Toth is nominated as coach of Canada's women’s kayak team. Toth comes from the paddling powerhouse of Hungary and has coached some of the country’s top paddlers, including 2004 Olympic Champion Botond Storcz.
Day two of the 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Hungary. Hungarians show the World all their talent in front of the proudest crowd ever. Germany lead the resistance.
First day of the 2013 Canoe Sprint World Cup in Szeged, Hungary. While some Hungarians seem to be thinking about their national selections in two weeks, power players from Germany and Russia proved to be as competitive as ever.
Ready. Set. Go! Beginning this Friday, May 10th, hundreds of athletes from over 50 nations, including many who competed in last years summer Olympic Games, will be competing on the Maty-ér regatta course in Szeged, Hungary which is the first stop on 2013 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup series.
German-born Olympic canoe star Josefa Idem, who retired after the London Olympic Games, has been appointed to the Italian Cabinet as Minister for Sport and Equality. The five-time Olympic medalist went to eight separate Olympic Games and is arguably one of the most successful female kayakers ever.