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Other Sports - 19. September 2007.

Britain heads to the Slalom World Championships – with sights set on qualifying boats for Beijing!


Leading the Women’s K1 (kayak single) is 25 year old Fiona Pennie, who won a Silver medal in last years World Championships. With an excellent season this year, winning a Bronze medal in a World Cup race in Prague in the summer Fiona will be looking to repeat the 2006 World Championship performance. Also in the Women’s K1 are Laura Blakeman (28 years old) and Lizzie Neave (20 years old). The trio won a Bronze medal in the Women’s K1 (kayak single) team event at the recent European Championships and will all be determined to work as a team to deliver a medal.


In the C1 (canoe single) class, twenty five year old David Florence from Edinburgh has had a very successful season, winning two Bronze medals in this years World Cup series, he is aiming to medal again. Experienced Stuart McIntosh will also be determined to win a medal, he has been GB's most successful C1 paddler in international competition over a number of years with top 10 results in both the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games, he also won a Bronze medal in the 2005 European Championships in Tacen. The talented paddler will be looking to make his mark in this key event of the season. Colin Radmore – the young under 23 athlete from Matlock, will be looking to improve on his season’s best of 26th in a World Cup event at Tacen, Slovenia.

The World Championships are of extra importance this year because they are an opportunity for each class to qualify one boat for the Beijing Olympics.

Wednesday and Thursday are qualification races. On Friday team racing takes place and all four GB teams (one team each class, 3 boats in a team) have been making preparations to pull off results that set an encouraging tone for the weekend of semis finals and finals (Saturday & Sunday).

World Class Olympic Programmes, Performance Director John Anderson, comments from Brazil this morning,

“Our Team is full of confidence after a good training period here on the World Championship Course. We are looking forward to the start of the Racing and all the athletes are 100% ready to perform at these Championships.”

With so much potential in the Great Britain team, the event will be a great end to a solid season of racing!

Schedule of Events

Brazil is 4 hours behind GMT




Qualification C1M-K1M




Qualification C2M-K1W




Team Races




C1M-K1M Semifinals

C1M-K1M Finals

C1M-K1M Flower Ceremonies




C2M-K1W Semifinals

C2M-K1W Finals

C2M-K1W Flower Ceremonies


Individual and Teams Awards


Closing Ceremony


GB Team

Men’s K1

Women’s K1



Campbell Walsh

Fiona Pennie

David Florence

Tim Baillie / Etienne Stott

Richard Hounslow

Laura Blakeman

Stuart McIntosh

Dan Goddard/Nick Smith

Huw Swetnam

Lizzie Neave

Colin Radmore

Adam and Andrew Marshall


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