Yurenia & Wallace will resume their rivalry this weekend
The third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup event will commence in Poznan, Poland on Friday, with a world class field assembled for three day event.
Just two Australian’s will compete this weekend, after Racice K2 1000 gold medallists’ Naomi Flood and Bernadette Wallace returned to Australia following the second ICF World Cup, leaving Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame to fly the Australian flag in Poland this weekend.
The talented pair will be keen to add to Australia’s medal tally, which currently sits at seven, thanks largely to the form of 29 year old Currumbin Creek paddler Wallace, who has recaptured his best form in 2013.
After winning a rainbow of medals a fortnight earlier, Wallace will look to complete a clean sweep of gold medals in the men’s K1 500, the same event he won gold in back at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Wallace will also contest the men’s K1 5000 and K1 1000 events, where he will resume his rivalry with Danish paddler Rene Holten Poulsen, German star Max Hoff, and Aleh Yurenia of Belarus.
The dual Olympian will also line-up in the men’s K2 200 event alongside Lachlan Tame, who he combined with to claim the Oceania Championships title in New Zealand earlier in the year.
"We have been training well in Szolnok Hungary since Racice and I'll be ready to go again this weekend,” Wallace said.
The 24 year old NSWIS paddler will be out to build on his results in Racice and Szeged, where he made his ICF World Cup debut earlier in the month.
Tame will once again contest the K1 500 event, where he will be looking to improve on his seventh place finish in Racice, whilst the talented Surf Life Saving star will also contest the gruelling men’s K1 5000 event alongside Wallace.
Racing will commence on Friday morning local time with the men’s and women’s K1 500 and K1 1000 heats to be contested first.
Official schedule and start list are still unavailable; please follow the links below where they will be published in the near future.
Poznan is Poland’s fifth largest city with an estimated population of 551,670 people.
Poznan is today one of the largest Polish centres of trade, industry, sports, education, technology, tourism and culture.
The flagship of the City of Poznan is the Malta Regatta Course, considered one of the best and most picturesque in the World, with its close proximity of the city, providing a stunning backdrop for flatwater enthusiasts.
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