Jackson sets another C1 record in San Juan

World champion Dane Jackson has sent out an ominous warning to the rest of the C1 field in Saturday’s ICF Freestyle World Championships final, breaking the record for the highest score in a single run for the second time this week in San Juan.

23-year-old Jackson, who is chasing his second World Championship golden double in Argentina, followed up his record 1093.33 from earlier this week with a 1236.67 on Friday.

“I’m pretty stoked about that,” Jackson said.

“It’s going to be a pretty tough final tomorrow, because everyone can crack that 1000 mark.”

USA’s Seth Chapelle qualified second with 1030, while three-time European champion, Lukas Cervinka, was third with 976.67.

Jackson said it was important to conserve energy with a full program on Friday and the potential for two finals on Saturday.

“I cut the last 10 seconds of that (second) run, I’ve got the K1 coming up and I want to make the final for that,” he said.

“I’ve been a bit nervous, but you’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do.”

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