Amidst extreme weather conditions, rain pouring constantly with thunder stormsrough the day K1 girls did very well to brave the weather. Austrian Violetta Oblinger Peters was the fastest, Jana Dukatova (SVK) was second, while another Austrian Corinna Kuhnle was third. All three of them advanced to the semifinal. A nice surprise for the local crowd was 17-year old Ajda Novak finishing 27th in her first world cup race. She got an opportunity to start after Nina Mozetiè had to resign due to a wrist injury which will keep her off competitions for at least two weeks.
On Saturday Men's C1, Women's C1 and Men's K1 semi-finals and finals are scheduled, while on Sunday, Women's K1 and Men's and Women's C2 events wiill be decided.
photos Janos Schmidt