In the women’s K1 (kayak single) there was drama as 28 year old Laura Blakeman was placed a strong fifth and ready to do better when she Eskimo rolled, losing a few seconds, but she recovered very quickly to come 6th at the end of racing. 25 year old Fiona Pennie (who won Bronze in the first World Cup in Prague) was handicapped with a fresh injury, and placed ninth overall, pretty magnificent in the circumstance. Louise Donnington has raced very competitively in her first World Cup race and has demonstrated her potential.
Fantastic racing from the GB team all round with 7 top ten overall positions!
World Cup Overall positions
Fiona Pennie 4th
Laura Blakeman 5th
Lizzie Neave 17th
Women’s K1 (Kayak single)
1. GER Jennifer Bongardt 205.71
2. GER Jasmin Schornberg 208.22
3. SVK Jana Dukatova 209.40
6. GBR Laura Blakeman 214.33
9. GBR Fiona Pennie 219.20
23. GBR Louise Donnington 115.91 (semi-final time)
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