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11 September 2016

Fox, Funk and France join speedy Skantar Cousins on the Podium

Jessica Fox (AUS, K1W) and the Olympic Champions Ladislav and Peter Skantar (SVK, C2M) topped the podium in their respective events, whilst high final placing from Ricarda Funk and the French duo of Pierre Picco and Hugo Biso secured them the required points to win the 2016 ICF World Cup Series title as the action concluded in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Victory in the K1 Women’s class had eluded Fox all season but today the 2014 World Champion put down an exceptional run that bested the rest of the field by a comfortable two-second margin.

Austria’s Corinna Kuhnle, who finished first in the semifinal, won silver and Great Britain’s Fionna Pennie secured the bronze with all three medallist breaking the 80-second barrier.

Fresh from last week’s victory in Prague, Funk’s fourth place was enough to take the season’s standings top honours just ahead of Fox.


In the C2 Men the story was all about the Skantar cousins who, despite a slow start in the final, had a speed that was unrivalled by the other crews as they eased down the course with a confidence and class that matched their new status as the Olympic Champions to add another gold to their collection.

France’s Nicolas Scianimanico and Hugo Cailhol finished their season with a flourish with silver from today’s final, which also secured the duo enough points to take the same colour medal in the overall season’s standings.

They were joined on the podium with teammates Picco and Biso (bronze today’s race, series gold ), first for today’s race and then again for the season standings where France finished 1-2-3.


World Cup Final Medallists

K1 Women
1 Jessica FOX (AUS) 0  77.55                      
2 Corinna KUHNLE (AUT) 0 79.83  +2.28             
3 Fiona PENNIE (GBR) 0 79.94 +2.39        

C2 Men
1 L.SKANTAR/P.SKANTAR (SVK) 0 80.45                    
2 N.SCIANIMANICO/H.CAILHOL (FRA) 0 82.26 +1.81                       
3 P.PICCO/H.BISO (FRA) 0 82.43 +1.98    

2016 ICF World Cup Series Medallists

K1 Women
1 Ricarda FUNK (GER) (60, 50, 44, 60, 92) 306    
2 Jessica FOX (AUS) (55, 55, 34, 26, 120) 290      
3 Jana DUKATOVA (SVK) (38, 42, 55, 36, 62) 233           
          
C2 Men
1 P.PICCO/H.BISO (FRA)(45, 21, 42, 45, 100) 253          
2 N.SCIANIMANICO/H.CAILHOL (FRA) (60, 17, 50, 2, 110) 239        
3 P.TILLARD/E.LE RUYET (FRA) (23,60, 60, 33, 60) 236     

 

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