Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012
Congratulations to ORR athletes Sarah Boudens (K1W), John Hastings (K1M) and Cameron Smedley (C1M) on their racing at slalom World Cup #1 in Cardiff Bay UK this past weekend. Due to high winds, the Qualifying Heats for the K1M and C1M were cancelled, and all K1M and C1M athletes were moved into a larger semi-finals. The K1W category progressed on schedule.
Cameron Smedley was the Canadian athlete to watch, placing 9th in C1M in his first World Cup finals.
John Hastings placed 18th in semi-finals, narrowly missing the finals with one 2-second penalty. He placed ahead of his K1M teammates, Paul Manning-Hunter in 26th place, and Ben Hayward in 44th. Sarah Boudens placed 38th in K1W, ahead of teammates Jessica Groenveld (39th) and Florence Maheu (42nd).
Video coverage of the finals is available here: eurovision.digotel.com/icf/index.html
Coming up next on the international slalom scene:
World Cup 2: Pau, France - June 15-17
World Cup 3: La Seu d'Urgell, Spain - June 20-24
There will be ongoing tv coverage provided on Rogers Sportsnet ONE. FYI the Mill Street Brewpub has this channel, you can request that the staff put it on, but they will need a Manager to change the channel.