The third and final ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup for 2013 is underway in Poznan, Poland, with Ken Wallace getting the Australian’s off the perfect start.
The Currumbin Creek and dual Olympic medallist has advanced directly to the men’s K1 1000 A final tomorrow, after winning his heat in 4:04.781, 0.36 seconds ahead of Uzbekistan’s Alexey Mochalov.
Joining Wallace in Saturday’s final will be London Olympic bronze medallist Max Hoff of Germany, and Aleh Yurenia of Belarus.
There is still plenty of racing to come this evening, with Avoca Beach paddler Lachlan Tame joining Wallace for the heats of the men’s K1 500 event.
In his debut World Cup season, Tame has showed gradual improvement in the K1 500, finishing second in the B final in Szeged, before finishing seventh in the A final at World Cup 2, and will be looking to improve even further starting today.
Wallace will be pursuing a third straight K1 500 gold medal after victories in Szeged and Racice in the past month.
The men’s K1 500 heats with begin from 12:15am with Tame to feature in the first heat, with Wallace to appear five minutes later in the second heat.
The semifinals will commence from 1:30am Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Follow the links below to LIVE RESULTS, the event can also be streamed LIVE from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) website.
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