There were five great days of outstanding performances, great emotion and experiences in Buochs over the weekend.
The Swiss are immaculate organisers with an impeccable sense to detail when it comes to organising events. The Swiss military was hard at work keeping the venue in excellent condition considering the rain that had poured down on the last day, but it had stopped in time for the ceremonies
The races were performed on the Engelberger Aa River in Buochs. The French won the most medals but the Germans were category and overall winners. Mike Kurt, a Swiss athlete who competed in the 2008 Olympic Games, came to support 15-year-old (SUI) Melanie Mathys who was the youngest of her competitors to win a gold and coached by a female.
According to Jens Perlwitz, the ICF Wildwater Chairman, “This was by far the best ICF Junior Wildwater Canoeing World Championships!”
Final results can be found here: Final Results.
The next ICF Junior Wildwater World Championships will be held in Cesky Krumlov in 2011. For more details and updates, please visit the ICF website: www.canoeicf.com
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