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Carolin Schaller completes the demanding course.

Big canoe event in Meran is getting closer

The 67th International Canoe Slalom will take place in Meran on the Pentecost weekend with around 150 participants from 10 countries.

In a week it will be that time again. In the Naturarena Gilf in Meran you can paddle through the slalom gates again. SC Meran is organizing the international canoe slalom for the 67th time. The Passerstadt has already hosted a canoe world championship three times, in 3, 1953 and 1971. This year, for the first time since 1983, a world ranking canoe slalom and a European Cup race are on the program. The U2019 Italian champions in the canoe slalom will also be crowned on the Passer.

The rains of the last few days have ensured that the international canoe slalom in Merano can take place smoothly again this year. Around 80 helpers, most of them volunteers, will ensure this. “After the recent rainfall, we expect the water level to be good. Warmer temperatures will encourage snowmelt next week. The route has been shorter for a few years and has therefore become more spectacular in the midst of the unique, botanical backdrop of the Gilf,” says OC boss Walter Weger.

Jakob Weger will also be competing this year.

“After the positive experiences last year, we are organizing our competition weekend for the second time as a “green event” in the spirit of sustainability. “It’s about holding the entire event while saving resources as much as possible,” says Weger.

The head of the organizing committee expects around 150 slalom canoeists from 10 countries to take part. Among others, some well-known athletes have registered, such as the multiple whitewater world champion Martina Satkova from the Czech Republic, the U23 C1 world champion and multiple World Cup and European Championship medalist Roberto Colazingari and the 1 K2021 vice world champion Marcello Beda.

Tamara Drescher starts in Meran.

The slalom canoeists from SC Meran/Raika-Torggler are also well represented. In addition to the most successful Burggräfler slalom canoeists of recent years, Matthias and Jakob Weger and Jakob Luther, several young athletes from SC Meran will also be at the start. In addition to Alice Gravino, Sara Furlan, Annika Senoner, Eva Haller and Elina Schlechtleitner, Marian Drescher, Lars Aaron Senoner, Liam Kaplan, Magnus Mumelter, Philipp Kröss and Christian Stocker will also take part in the 67th international canoe slalom in Meran. For most it is even a first. Carolin Schaller and Tamara Drescher will also start. The race starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Schlagwörter: kanu Merano World Cup


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