>> photo – 1st race of the Czech Cup in water slalom and at the same time 1st nomination race on the Trnávka slalom channel, May 6, 20232 Želiv, Pelhřimovsko. Second in the men's canoe category Jiří Prskavec.
Augsburg (Germany) – Olympic kayak champion Jiří Prskavec won a canoe medal at the start of the World Cup in water slalom. He finished a sensational third in Augsburg. The 2021 world champion Václav Chaloupka was fifth. Homegrown German Sideris Tasiadis won.
Elite kayaker Prskavec advanced to the finals from ninth place in his international canoeing debut, which he has been doing for about two years. He was running second and thanks to a great final part of the course he was more than two and a half seconds into the lead. Then he was beaten by Slovakian Matej Beňuš by only eleven hundredths and by 3.19 seconds by the sovereign winner Tasiadis.
Praskavec, paradoxically, did better in the canoe than in his excellent discipline, in the kayak he took fifth place on Friday. He took care of the only Czech medal in Augsburg so far. The program will be closed by Sunday's kayak cross races.
SP in water slalom in Augsburg (Germany):
C1: 1. Tasiadis (Germany) 98.25 (0 tr. seconds), 2. Beňuš (SR) -3.08 (0), 3. Sparkler -3.19 (0), …5. Chaloupka -5.07 (2), Rohan (all Czech Republic) eliminated in qualification.
< p>C1: 1. Foxová (Aust.) 105.04 (0), 2. Hugová (Fr.) -6.51 (0), 3. Liliková (Germany) -7, 06 (2), 4. Fišerová -11.05 (4), 5. T. Kneblová -11.24 (0), …9. M. Satková (all Czech Republic) -70.28 (54).