Water slalom skier Jiří Prskavec (pictured on June 9, 2023).
Tacen (Slovenia) – Water slalomers Jiří Prskavec and Vít Přindiš took the first two places in the kayak race at the World Cup in Tacen and repeated the result from Prague. Prskavec won by four and a half seconds and claimed his second championship this year.
Olympic champion from Tokyo Prskavec crossed the track in the Slovenian center cleanly and had the fastest time. The winner of the semi-final, Přindiš, made a mistake right at the start, but the original fifty-second penalty from the first goal was canceled by the referees after touching down. The reigning world champion moved right behind Prskavec.
While Prskavec repeated last year's championship in Tacen, Přindiš reached the podium in Slovenia for the first time in his career. Prskavec achieved his eighth overall victory in the series at Přindis.
Both have also improved in the interim evaluation of the SP – Prskavec is leading after three races, Přindiš is third. Between the two Czechs is the Italian Giovanni De Gennaro, who finished sixth today.
Veronika Vojtová improved by two places compared to the semi-final and finished eighth. The star Australian Jessica Fox won, who worked up an appetite after Friday's unsuccessful canoe final.
SP in water slalom in Tacen:
Men: 1. Sparkler 85.02 (0 tr. seconds), 2. Přindiš (both Czech Republic) -4.44 (2), 3. Oschmautz (Austria) -5.03 (0), … in the semi-final 30. Krejčí (Czech Republic).
Interim order of the World Cup (after 3 out of 5 races): 1. Sparkler 163, 2. De Gennaro (It.) 152, 3. Prindis 144, …8. Tailor 98.
Women: 1. J. Foxová (Aust.) 96.22 (0), 2. Usová (Ukrainian) -2.69 (0), 3. Liliková (German) -2.70 (0), … 8. Vojtová -8.22 (0), in the semifinal 25. M. Satková (both Czech Republic) .Zwoliňská (Pol.) 132, …10. Fišerová 80, 11. Hilgertová 77, 24. A. Galušková 43, 29. Vojtová 38, 46. M. Satková 15, 79. Nesnídalová (all Czech Republic) 2nd