Cornwall Athlete Zachary Zwannenburg Competes in ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships


Photo:Warren Riley
Photo:Warren Riley

CFNMichael Tayler and Alexandra McGee, both of Ottawa, have advanced to the semi-finals at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships following preliminary runs on the opening day of competition in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.


Tayler, who represented Canada as part of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team, placed 29th in heats in Men’s Under 23 K1 to make the top-40 cut-off.  McGee placed 12th in Women’s Under 23 C1 and teammate Haley Daniels of Calgary was 24th — just missing a spot in the top-20 semi-finals for Women’s C1.


Canada has a team of sixteen athletes and three coaches in Slovakia. Competition continues tomorrow through Sunday with semi-finals scheduled for Friday. Men’s C1 and Women’s K1 events will take place tomorrow.


Summary of Results (Day 1 – Junior and U23 World Championships)


Athlete Event Result
Alexandra McGee (Ottawa, ON) Women’s C1 U23 12th in heats (137.17)

Advanced to semifinal

Haley Daniels (Calgary, AB) Women’s C1 U23 24th in heats (152.13)
Michael Tayler (Ottawa, ON) Men’s K1 U23 29th in heats (102.70)

Advanced to semifinal

Adrian Cole (Calgary, AB) Men’s K1 U23 53rd in heats (118.27)
Zachary Zwannenburg (Cornwall, ON) Men’s K1 U23 63rd in heats (124.75)
Ryley Penner (Lundbreck, Alberta) Men’s K1 Junior 50th in heats (113.88)
Maxime Leboeuf (Valleyfield, QC) Men’s K1 Junior 61ist in heats (123.25)
Sam Primeau (Valleyfield, QC) Men’s K1 Junior 63rd in heats (124.37)


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