Canoe Slalom fans and insiders are preparing for what promises to be a super-charged atmosphere at the upcoming 2011 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia from 6 – 11 September 2011. Fan enthusiasm is expected to be off the Richter-scale as Slovakia, long known as a Canoe Slalom powerhouse, is set to host these Championships which will also serve as a qualifier for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Peter Kauzer took back his crown today earning his second World Championship title in Men's K1 Men's at this years International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championship. Polaczyk takes second, Lefevre's bronze adds to fistful of newly minted medals.
It seems only fitting that the only athlete to lay down a clean run won the gold medal in the second every C1 Women's Canoe Slalom World Championship. Katerina Hoskova (CZE) posted a winning time of 138.58.
Slovakia's Hochschorner brothers made history today with a super clean, super fast final run to claim an unprecedented fifth World title - and their fourth in a row in Men's C2 at the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championships.
Corinna Kuhnle (AUT) and Jana Dukatova (SVK) repeated history as they again left the world whitewater playing field with gold and silver medals, respectively, at this year's International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championship.
Powered in part by a partisan host country crowd, Martin Halcin (SVK) made waves today by coming out on top at the end of the first run of the K1 Men's Heat on the first day of the International Canoe Federation Canoe Slalom World Championships.