Delfour to contest Olympic Test event in Brazil today

Canoe Slalom / Canoe Slalom Team / General / Nov 26, 2015

Lucien Delfour will be Australia’s sole representative at the Aquece Rio International Test Event which commences in Brazil today.

The current world number three has spent the past few days training on the Olympic whitewater course in Deodoro.

“It is a bit tricky for sure. The water is really warm so it effects the boat quite a bit,” Delfour said.

“Overall I think the course is pretty small. The course isn’t very steep, the water is fairly slow, lots of stoppers, no waves unfortunately.”

“It is still fun though.”

The Olympic Test event will be staged over four days with Delfour set to feature in the K1 men’s elimination runs today before moving on to the heats on Saturday, and the semifinals and finals on Sunday.

The event will provide Delfour with a great opportunity to race on the Olympic course, get a gauge of his competition and learn as much about the venue as he can to try and gain a competitive advantage over his rivals leading into the Olympics next year.

London Olympic silver medalist Jessica Fox will join Delfour in Brazil on Saturday.

Fox will not compete at the Test event but will spend next week training at the venue.


Aquece Rio International Test Event Schedule

Date Activity
20/11/2015 Teams Arrive
21/11/2015 Official Training
22/11/2015 Official Training
23/11/2015 Official Training
24/11/2015 Official Training
25/11/2015 Official Training
26/11/2015 Elimination Rounds C1M / K1M
27/11/2015 Elimination Rounds K1W / C2M
28/11/2015 Heats
29/11/2015 Semifinals and Finals


For more information visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE.



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