Last Wildwater World Cup races was dominated by French athletes

Last Wildwater Canoeing World Cup finished in Vienna on the new wildwater stadium where also the Slalom Europeans was held a few weeks before. It was the first time that the wildwater canoeing circus used a water circulated artificial course.

During the last years the President of the Austrian Canoe Federation worked very hard for the building of the course near river Donau and he offered the wildwater canoe sport a new kind of possibilities to promote this wonderful discipline. All the competitors were happy to found best conditions for their races and they all liked to do as much runs as they could have for preparation to the next year World Championship in Wildwater Canoeing Sprint on same course in Vienna.


The  French competitors dominated the Sprint races in wildwater canoeing again. All in front Marjolaine Hequet who could win her forth world cup race in series just before her teammate Claire Haab and the italian girl Marlene Ricciardi. And so on Marjolaine won also the Overall Worldcup in C1 women category.

After his second place behind the winner Quentin Dazeur (FRA) and closely before Vladimir Slanina (CZE) during the sprint in Vienna the German Normen Weber was excited that he could defend his title as World Cup overall Winner in C1 Men also in 2014.

With an outstanding performance won K1 men sprint world champion Nejc Znidarcic his second sprint race in the world cup season 2014 and could beat the previous leader of world cup Gerhard Schmid who couldn't play his home field advantage with his fifth place. Paul Graton (FRA) and Vid Debeljak (SLO) were on position 2 and 3 in the finals. After 2012 and 2013 Znidarcic won the overall world cup once more.

Fifth place in K1 women was enough to save the world cup winning for Suisse girl Sabine Eichenberger. The Sprint race in Vienna won French Sixtine Malaterre before Czech Klara Padourova and Charlaine Le Corvaisier (FRA) and Sabine Füßer (GER) who both got a bronze medal due to a tie in the finale run.

The German C2 Mathias Nies - Dominik Pesch won the final sprint race and the overall world cup as well.

All Results and Final World Cup Standing.


                          Walter Aumayr                                      K1 Men Winner Nejc Znidarcic

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Normen Weber and Marjolaine Hequet seems to be unbeatable in C1

German C1 paddler Normen Weber  and French C1 women Marjolaine Hequet fixed their third gold medal in their third world cup race in Lofer.

With an excellent performance won Weber the classic race between St. Martin and Lofer on river Saalach before Croatian Tomislav Lepan and French Louis Lapointe.

Due to her third gold medal before Italian girl Marlene Ricciardi and German Sabrina Barm on third place, the French girl Hequets leads the world cup ranking with a clear distance.


Third race in Lofer and third different winner in K1 men with Czech Kamil Mruzek. Austrian world cup leader Gerhard Schmid on second place and French Felix Bouvet on third place after a closed and exciting race.

Second gold medal in K1 women goes to Sabine Eichenberger from Switzerland, who leads the ranking before the last race in Vienna. Her teammade Deborah Fogel won her second silver before the German girl Maria Hollerieth.

After the surprising gold medal of the Austrian boys in Sprint C2 men they were also in classic race on gold course, but they capsized around 100 meter before the finish line and couldn't finish their race and lost their leading ship in world cup ranking. Gold and Silver went to the German boats Matthias Nies- Dominik Pesch and Rene Brücker - Normen Weber. Bronze to Vaclav Svadlena - Davind Jirka.

Next Saturday the world cup final races will be held in Vienna

Official results:


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Locals convincing in the first World Cup sprint

After Schmid and Filzwieser/Draxl have already picked up their first medals in the classic distance on Friday, now their run of success continued at the home World Cup of the Austrians. While Schmid souvereignly took the third place behind the towering Nejc Znidarcic (SLO) and Richard Hala (CZE), Filzwieser/Draxl were able to secure their first ever World Cup victory in a thrilling final against Nies/Pesch (GER) and Brücker/Weber (GER). After the Swiss dominance in the Classic on Friday, Alice Schmitt (FRA) took her chance today to win in front of Costanza Bonaccorsi (ITA) and Chantal Abgottsponn (SUI).

In C1 Weber (GER) confirmed his good shape and distanced Tomislav Lepan (CRO) and Louis Lapointe (FRA) by as much as two seconds. The French team celebrated a double victory in the women's C1. Marjolaine Hecquet (FRA) won ahead of Claire Haab (FRA) und Marlene Ricciardi (ITA).
Tomorrow the athletes will compete the third of four World Cup races, also on the Saalach, before they will travel to Vienna for the final station of the World Cup this year.

Official results:


(written by Stephan Brodicky)

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Just Gold and Silver for domestic athlete

First day on the competition of the wildwater canoeing world cup 1 in Lofer K1 men athlet Gerhard Schmidt won Czech Kamil Mruzek by 0,28 sec. Third was French Felix Bouvet.

Austrian crew Manuel Filzwieser and Peter Draxl was second behind Germans Matthias Nies- Dominik Pesch. On third place there was Rene Brücker-Normen Weber Germany.

Normen Weber won in C1 men, second place goes to Croatian Tomislav Lepan and third to Louis Lapointe from France.


All three medals in K1 women goes to Suisse athletes Sabine Eichenberger, Deborah Fogel and Chantal Abgottspon.

Actual wildwater canoeing champion French Marjolaine Hecquet won C1 women category in front of Sabrina Barm from Germany and Marlene Ricciardi from Italy.

Competition was held without any problems, but on little lower water level than usually.

Organizing committee at front of Austrian Canoe Federation President Mr Walter Aumayer and his team manage race on time and correct.

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