2008 Canoe Slalom World Cup

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The 2008 Canoe Slalom World Cup was a series of seven races in 4 canoeing and kayaking categories organized by the International Canoe Federation (ICF). It was the 21st edition. The series consisted of 4 continental championships (Africa, Oceania, Pan American and Asia) which were open to all countries and 3 world cup races. The athletes gained points for their results in the three world cup races plus their best result from any of the four continental championships.

Calendar[edit]

Label Venue Date
2008 African Championships Kenya Sagana January 27
Oceania Championships 2008 Australia Penrith March 15–16
2008 Pan American Championships United States Charlotte April 26
2008 Asia Canoe Slalom Championships Thailand Nakhon Nayok May 17–18
World Cup Race 1 Czech Republic Prague June 20–22
World Cup Race 2 Slovenia Tacen June 28–29
World Cup Race 3 Germany Augsburg July 4–6

Final standings[edit]

The winner of each race was awarded 50 points. Paddlers outside the top 20 in the C-2 event and outside the top 40 in the other 3 events were awarded 2 points for participation. If two or more athletes or boats were equal on points, the ranking was determined by their positions in the final world cup race.[1]

C-1 men[edit]

Pos Athlete Points[1]
1  Robin Bell (AUS) 168
2  Alexander Slafkovský (SVK) 132
3  Benn Fraker (USA) 121
4  Dejan Stevanovič (SLO) 114
5  Tomáš Indruch (CZE) 106
6  Teng Zhiqiang (CHN) 106
7  Ronnie Dürrenmatt (SUI) 99
8  Kynan Maley (AUS) 97
9  Christos Tsakmakis (GRE) 95
10  James Cartwright (CAN) 93

C-2 men[edit]

Pos Athletes Points[1]
1  Pavol Hochschorner/Peter Hochschorner (SVK) 147
2  Ladislav Škantár/Peter Škantár (SVK) 129
3  Marek Jiras/Tomáš Máder (CZE) 127
4  Hu Minghai/Shu Junrong (CHN) 119
5  Mark Bellofiore/Lachie Milne (AUS) 107
6  Tomáš Kučera/Ján Bátik (SVK) 106
7  David Schröder/Frank Henze (GER) 101
8  Marcus Becker/Stefan Henze (GER) 100
9  Duan Junjie/Duan Junqing (CHN) 99
10  Mikhail Kuznetsov/Dmitry Larionov (RUS) 98

K-1 men[edit]

Pos Athlete Points[1]
1  Erik Pfannmöller (GER) 133
2  Brett Heyl (USA) 117
3  Helmut Oblinger (AUT) 116
4  Lukáš Kubričan (CZE) 112
5  Warwick Draper (AUS) 112
6  William Forsythe (AUS) 101
7  Dejan Kralj (SLO) 98
8  Scott Mann (USA) 95
9  David Ford (CAN) 95
10  Tomáš Mráz (SVK) 94

K-1 women[edit]

Pos Athlete Points[1]
1  Katrina Lawrence (AUS) 144
2  Mandy Planert (GER) 132
3  Violetta Oblinger-Peters (AUT) 129
4  Li Jingjing (CHN) 123
5  Elena Kaliská (SVK) 118
6  Gabriela Stacherová (SVK) 107
7  Marie Řihošková (CZE) 99
8  Sarah Grant (AUS) 97
9  Nina Mozetič (SLO) 93
10  Jana Dukátová (SVK) 92

Results[edit]

2008 African Championships[edit]

The first African Canoe Slalom Championships were held in Sagana, Kenya on January 27.[2] USA won the medal table with 2 golds and a bronze.

Event Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score
C-1 men  Siboniso Cele (RSA)  Cyprian Ngidi (RSA)  Tyler Hinton (USA)
C-2 men  United States
Mark Staszko
Nic Borst
 South Africa
Cameron McIntosh
Cyprian Ngidi
 South Africa
Jabulane Mofokeng
Siboniso Cele
K-1 men  Benjamin Boukpeti (TOG)  Johnathan Akinyemi (NGR)  Cameron McIntosh (RSA)
K-1 women  Emily Jackson (USA)  Sarah Dupire (ALG)  Marissa Dederer (CAN)

Oceania Championships 2008[edit]

The 2008 Oceania Championships were held in Penrith, Australia on March 15–16. Slovakia won 2 golds a silver and a bronze to top the medal table.

Event Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score
C-1 men[3]  Michal Martikán (SVK) 197.81  Robin Bell (AUS) 202.00  Alexander Slafkovský (SVK) 205.54
C-2 men[4]  China
Hu Minghai
Shu Junrong
213.25  Slovakia
Pavol Hochschorner
Peter Hochschorner
214.61  Australia
Mark Bellofiore
Lachie Milne
216.36
K-1 men[5]  Jens Ewald (GER) 197.41  Warwick Draper (AUS) 197.47  Brett Heyl (USA) 197.50
K-1 women[6]  Elena Kaliská (SVK) 222.42  Li Tong (CHN) 223.02  Li Jingjing (CHN) 224.67

2008 Pan American Championships[edit]

The 2008 Pan American Championships took place in Charlotte, USA on April 26. The home athletes dominated the medal table by winning 3 golds, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes.

Event Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score
C-1 men[7]  Robin Bell (AUS) 187.70  Benn Fraker (USA) 194.23  Jeff Larimer (USA) 199.13
C-2 men[8]  United States
Scott McCleskey
Austin Crane
216.44  United States
Benjamin Kvanli
Mark Poindexter
258.03  United States
Casey Eichfeld
Rick Powell
269.07
K-1 men[9]  Brett Heyl (USA) 179.70  Eric Hurd (USA) 181.83  Scott Mann (USA) 182.70
K-1 women[10]  Heather Corrie (USA) 223.76  Zuzana Vanha (USA) 232.63  Jessica Groeneveld (CAN) 243.65

2008 Asia Canoe Slalom Championships[edit]

The 2008 Asia Canoe Slalom Championships were the last of the continental championships to count for the world cup. The event took place in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand on May 17–18. China won the medal table with 2 golds, 2 silvers and 4 bronzes.

Event Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score
C-1 men  Takuya Haneda (JPN)  Feng Liming (CHN)  Zhang Chaojun (CHN)
C-2 men  China
Mai Jianmin
Mo Bin
 Japan
Masatoshi Samma
Hiroyuki Nagao
 China
Yu Hongmin
Chen Jin
K-1 men  Kazuki Yazawa (JPN)  Tsubasa Sasaki (JPN)  Huang Cunguang (CHN)
K-1 women  Li Tong (CHN)  Cen Nanqin (CHN)  Zou Yingying (CHN)

World Cup Race 1[edit]

The main part of the world cup series got under way in Prague, Czech Republic on June 20–22. France and Czech Republic shared the top spot in the medal table with both countries winning 2 golds and 1 bronze medal.[11]

Event Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score
C-1 men  Tony Estanguet (FRA) 175.50  Robin Bell (AUS) 176.91  David Florence (GBR) 178.39
C-2 men  Czech Republic
Marek Jiras
Tomáš Máder
 China
Hu Minghai
Shu Junrong
 France
Cédric Forgit
Martin Braud
K-1 men  Fabien Lefèvre (FRA)  Erik Pfannmöller (GER)  Lukáš Kubričan (CZE)
K-1 women  Štěpánka Hilgertová (CZE) 192.47  Mandy Planert (GER) 193.84  Jana Dukátová (SVK) 195.43

World Cup Race 2[edit]

The penultimate race of the series took place in Tacen, Slovenia on June 28–29. Two gold medals were enough for Germany to win the medal table. Slovenia took one gold courtesy of Peter Kauzer[12]

Event Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score
C-1 men  Nico Bettge (GER) 193.27  Alexander Slafkovský (SVK) 196.65  Ronnie Dürrenmatt (SUI) 198.81
C-2 men  Slovakia
Pavol Hochschorner
Peter Hochschorner
200.08  Slovakia
Ladislav Škantár
Peter Škantár
206.25  Czech Republic
Marek Jiras
Tomáš Máder
207.27
K-1 men  Peter Kauzer (SLO) 179.29  Lukáš Kubričan (CZE) 184.17  Richard Hounslow (GBR) 184.46
K-1 women  Mandy Planert (GER) 205.34  Li Jingjing (CHN) 206.23  Gabriela Stacherová (SVK) 209.67

World Cup Race 3[edit]

The world cup series closed in Augsburg, Germany on July 4–6. Australia was the most successful country with 2 golds. The German paddlers won 1 gold and 1 bronze medal.[13]

Event Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score
C-1 men  Robin Bell (AUS) 203.67  Tomáš Indruch (CZE) 205.94  Krzysztof Bieryt (POL) 206.47
C-2 men  Slovakia
Pavol Hochschorner
Peter Hochschorner
216.77  Slovakia
Ladislav Škantár
Peter Škantár
219.42  Germany
Kay Simon
Robby Simon
221.13
K-1 men  Erik Pfannmöller (GER) 193.03  Benoît Peschier (FRA) 195.73  Scott Parsons (USA) 195.79
K-1 women  Katrina Lawrence (AUS) 216.01  Jana Dukátová (SVK) 217.06  Marie Řihošková (CZE) 217.70

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