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AUSTRALIAN CANOE SLALOM TEAM OPEN WORLD CUP SEASON IN GERMANY THIS WEEKEND – Paddle Australia

The Australian Canoe Slalom team has arrived in Augsburg, Germany ahead of the first World Cup event this weekend.

The 2024 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 will get underway on Thursday 30 May, through until Sunday 2 June.

Paris Olympic team members Jess Fox, Tim Anderson and Tristan Carter will headline the nine-strong Australian team that will compete at the World Cup, that also includes Noemie Fox, Georgina Collin, Kaylen Bassett, Brodie Crawford, Lucien Delfour and Ben Pope.

Noemie Fox will lineup this weekend in the Women’s Kayak and Kayak Cross events, and said she is looking forward to getting the international season underway.

“I am super excited to be here in Augsburg for the start of the season, and for World Cup 1,” Noemie said.

“I think the first World Cup, and the first run, always feels like you are dusting off the cobwebs, but it’s definitely starting to kick in that it’s race week and the start of the whole World Cup season.

“I’m feeling excited, feeling strong and feeling ready to get back on and race after what feels like a long time,” she said.

Bassett will compete in the men’s canoe and Kayak Cross this weekend, and said he’s looking forward to racing against international competition again.

“It’s been a little bit of a gap between Nationals and now. It’s awesome to see the rest of the international field again – we had a lot over at the Australian Open and got that little bit of a taste.

“I’m really excited to see what myself, the rest of the team, what we can bring to the race, and really try to do our best and get the results that we’re all after,” he said.

Delfour has spent a few weeks training in Augsburg leading up to this World Cup, and said it’s one of the courses he looks forward to racing at each year on the World Cup circuit.

“This course is quite special, there’s nothing else like it,” Delfour said.

“There are a lot of surges on the course and you have to deal with the water that changes quite quickly.

“But it’s also quite exciting because you have a lot of water speed, and it’s such a fun place and beautiful location,” he said.

Racing gets underway at 10pm on Thursday 30 May with the men’s and women’s Kayak heats.

 

2024 ICF CANOE SLALOM WORLD CUP 1 

 

AUSTRALIAN TEAM

Georgina Collin (Women’s Kayak)

Jess Fox (Women’s Kayak, Canoe, Kayak Cross)

Noemie Fox (Women’s Kayak, Kayak Cross)

Tristan Carter (Men’s Canoe, Kayak Cross)

Brodie Crawford (Men’s Canoe)

Kaylen Bassett (Men’s Canoe, Kayak Cross)

Tim Anderson (Men’s Kayak, Kayak Cross)

Lucien Delfour (Men’s Kayak, Kayak Cross)

Ben Pope (Men’s Kayak)

 

RACING SCHEDULE

Thurs 30 May | Men’s and Women’s Kayak Heats

Fri 31 May | Men’s and Women’s Canoe Heats, Men’s and Women’s Kayak Semis and Finals

Sat 1 June | Men’s and Women’s Canoe Semis and Finals

Sun 2 June | Men’s and Women’s Kayak Cross Time Trials, Heats and Finals

For the full schedule – click here

 

LIVESTREAM

The 2024 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 1 will be live streamed via the Planet Canoe YouTube channel – click here to find out more