2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships – Teams

The teams events at the 2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships took place on 22 September 2021 at the Čunovo Water Sports Centre in Bratislava.[1] It was the 41st edition of the K1M, K1W and C1M team events, and the 8th edition of the C1W team event.

Competition formatEdit

Teams events in canoe slalom use a single-round format with the team with the fastest time inclusive of penalties awarded gold. Teams started in reverse order of their results at the previous World Championships in 2019. Teams consist of three athletes from the same nation, who must complete the course at the same time, often employing a technique known as 'weaving' in upstream gates, where one paddler exits the gate at the same time as the other enters in order to minimise time loss.[2]

Penalties are compounded for each gate, such that a team can incur a total of 150 seconds of penalties on a single gate (if all three miss it) or 6 seconds (if all three touch it). The time begins when the first paddler crosses the start beam and ends when the last one crosses the finish beam. All three paddlers must cross the finish line within 15 seconds or else incur an additional 50 second penalty.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
09:30 K1W Teams Final
09:57 K1M Teams Final
10:52 C1W Teams Final
11:20 C1M Teams Final

Women's K1 TeamsEdit

Great Britain entered the event as favourites, being the reigning World and European Champions. They won the event with a clean run of 101.24 seconds over 2019 silver-medallists the Czech Republic and host nation Slovakia. The British win was particularly significant, given Kimberley Woods had been in a wheelchair less than a week prior, following a car accident.[3] This was Jana Dukátová's last teams event after she announced her retirement at the end of 2021, having taken the teams title in 2011.[4]

Rank Bib Nation Canoeists Results[5]
Time Pen. Total
  1   Great Britain Kimberley Woods
Fiona Pennie
Mallory Franklin
101.24 0 101.24
  2   Czech Republic Kateřina Minařík Kudějová
Antonie Galušková
Lucie Nesnídalová
104.71 2 106.71
  5   Slovakia Eliška Mintálová
Jana Dukátová
Soňa Stanovská
103.72 4 107.72
4 8   Slovenia Urša Kragelj
Eva Terčelj
Ajda Novak
106.23 2 108.23
5 9   New Zealand Luuka Jones
Hannah Thomas
Courtney Williams
115.12 0 115.12
6 3   RCF Kseniia Krylova
Ekaterina Perova
Alsu Minazova
109.43 6 115.43
7 7   Poland Klaudia Zwolińska
Natalia Pacierpnik
Aleksandra Stach
119.41 2 121.41
8 4   Spain Olatz Arregui
Laia Sorribes
Miren Lazkano
118.14 6 124.14
9 6   France Marie-Zelia Lafont
Camille Prigent
Romane Prigent
105.92 50 155.92

Men's K1 TeamsEdit

Spain entered the event as the reigning World Champions, whilst the Czech republic fielded a team including 2020 Olympic Champion Jiří Prskavec and 2021 overall World Cup Champion Vít Přindiš. The event was won by France in a clean run of 91.64 ahead of host nation Slovakia and Slovenia. The Czech Republic finished fourth after Prskavec had to paddle back for gate 10 following a near collision whilst weaving. Germany completed the course in the fastest raw time (90.99) but was awarded a 50 second penalty after they missed the last upstream gate in the windy conditions.[6] 20 nations in total competed.

Rank Bib Nation Canoeists Results[7]
Time Pen. Total
  4   France Boris Neveu
Mathieu Biazizzo
Benjamin Renia
91.64 0 91.64
  18   Slovakia Jakub Grigar
Martin Halčin
Adam Gonšenica
93.49 0 93.49
  12   Slovenia Peter Kauzer
Martin Srabotnik
Niko Testen
92.84 2 94.84
4 2   Czech Republic Jiří Prskavec
Vít Přindiš
Vavřinec Hradilek
96.64 0 96.64
5 8   Great Britain Joe Clarke
Bradley Forbes-Cryans
Christopher Bowers
92.92 4 92.92
6 13   Sweden Isak Öhrström
Erik Holmer
Fredrik Wahlen
96.33 2 98.33
7 7    Switzerland Gelindo Chiarello
Lukas Werro
Martin Dougoud
96.44 2 98.44
8 10   Italy Giovanni De Gennaro
Christian De Dionigi
Marcello Beda
95.14 4 99.14
9 11   Austria Felix Oschmautz
Mario Leitner
Moritz Kremslehner
96.02 6 102.02
10 1   Spain David Llorente
Joan Crespo
Pau Echaniz
94.92 8 102.92
11 5   RCF Pavel Eigel
Sergei Maimistov
Nikita Gubenko
95.70 8 103.70
12 14   USA Michal Smolen
Kaelin Friedenson
Jordan Sherman
100.78 4 104.78
13 17   Brazil Guilherme Rodrigues
Pedro Gonçalves
Mathieu Desnos
108.99 8 116.99
14 15   Canada Trevor Boyd
Mael Rivard
Jean-Benoit Lemay
107.47 14 121.47
15 16   Uzbekistan Barkamol Mirzakhamdamov
Djanibek Temirgaliev
Alexandr Voroshilov
117.39 6 123.39
16 6   Germany Hannes Aigner
Noah Hegge
Stefan Hengst
90.99 50 140.99
17 19   Lithuania Vilius Rasimavicius
Gustas Malakauskas
Vejas Pranskunas
139.10 2 141.10
18 3   Poland Krzysztof Majerczak
Rafał Polaczyk
Dariusz Popiela
95.97 56 151.97
19 9   New Zealand Finn Butcher
Callum Gilbert
Zack Mutton
96.05 56 152.05
20 20   Serbia Marko Dordevic
Milos Jevtic
Ognjen Dimitrijevic
144.32 70 214.32

Women's C1 TeamsEdit

Reigning World Champions Australia did not compete, fielding a depleted team at the championships due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This meant that Spain held the number 1 bib after their silver medal in 2019. The Czech Republic team of 2021 overall World Cup Champion Tereza Fišerová and sisters Gabriela and Martina Satková won with a total time of 110.43, their seventh consecutive top three finish in this event.[8] Spain came second by 1.57 seconds, and the team representing the Russian Canoe Federation placed third.

Rank Bib Nation Canoeists Results[9]
Time Pen. Total
  2   Czech Republic Tereza Fišerová
Gabriela Satková
Martina Satková
106.43 4 110.43
  1   Spain Núria Vilarrubla
Klara Olazabal
Miren Lazkano
108.00 4 112.00
  4   RCF Alsu Minazova
Polina Mukhgaleeva
Zulfiia Sabitova
114.05 4 118.05
4 5   Great Britain Mallory Franklin
Kimberley Woods
Bethan Forrow
112.33 6 118.33
5 3   Slovakia Monika Škáchová
Simona Glejteková
Zuzana Pánková
113.38 6 119.38
6 8   France Marjorie Delassus
Lucie Prioux
Angèle Hug
118.25 2 120.25
7 6   Slovenia Alja Kozorog
Eva Alina Hočevar
Lea Novak
122.96 4 126.96
8 9   Poland Aleksandra Stach
Klaudia Zwolińska
Katarzyna Liber
122.09 56 178.09
- 7   Italy Marta Bertoncelli
Chiara Sabattini
Elena Micozzi
DNS

Men's C1 TeamsEdit

Host nation Slovakia entered the event as the distinct favourites, having won the C1 team title a record 9 consecutive times from 2009 to 2019 - the longest winning streak in any canoe slalom event.[10] The french team of 2021 overall World Cup Champion Denis Gargaud Chanut, 2020 Olympian Martin Thomas and two-time U23 World Champion Nicolas Gestin won in a time of 95.34, just beating out the Czech Republic. The reigning champions had to settle for the bronze after an early mistake.[1]

Rank Bib Nation Canoeists Results[11]
Time Pen. Total
  4   France Martin Thomas
Denis Gargaud Chanut
Nicolas Gestin
93.34 2 95.34
  8   Czech Republic Lukáš Rohan
Václav Chaloupka
Vojtěch Heger
96.03 0 96.03
  1   Slovakia Matej Beňuš
Marko Mirgorodský
Alexander Slafkovský
96.83 4 100.83
4 5   Poland Grzegorz Hedwig
Kacper Sztuba
Michal Wiercioch
99.47 2 101.47
5 6   Slovenia Benjamin Savšek
Luka Božič
Klemen Vidmar
100.00 2 102.00
6 9   USA Zachary Lokken
Casey Eichfeld
Nathaniel Francis
102.10 0 102.10
7 3   RCF Dmitrii Khramtsov
Kirill Setkin
Nikolai Shkliaruk
104.08 0 104.08
8 11   Italy Roberto Colazingari
Flavio Micozzi
Raffaello Ivaldi
97.65 8 105.65
9 2   Spain Ander Elosegi
Miquel Travé
Luis Fernández
104.24 4 108.24
10 7   Great Britain Adam Burgess
David Florence
Peter Linksted
99.69 10 109.69
11 10   Uzbekistan Ismoilbek Abdumanapov
Abubakir Bukanov
Alibek Temirgaliev
118.10 8 126.10

ReferencesEdit

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