2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup held at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Purpose built for the 2012 London Olympics and its still a world class venue.

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup was held over 6th, 7th and 8th of June 2014. I was there for the final day to cover the womans K1 kayak finals and the men’s C2 canoe doubles.

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup.

Canoeing is such a dynamic sport to cover. Where you can get close to the action even as a spectator. So its all about capturing the athletes expressions and the action. Just what I like!

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup

Red Bull athlete Jessica Fox totally focused in the final.

I posted another image of Jessica on Facebook here 

I did witness a moment of history. Lu Li the first Chinese canoeist to win a major world canoe title.

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup

Lu Li from China winning the first major canoeing crown any Chinese canoeist has ever won.

And so onto the Mens C2 Doubles. Often referred to as the most exciting class in canoeing. With plenty of British interest with no less than 3 teams in the final.

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup

Rhys Davis and Matthew Lister GBR. 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. Lee Valley White Water Centre, London. (c) Matt Bristow

But it was the Slovakian pairing of Luka Bozic and Saso Taljat that came out ontop.

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup

Mens winners Luka Bozic and Saso Taljat SLO. 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. Lee Valley White Water Centre, London. (c) Matt Bristow

2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup.

Britain’s world champions David Florence and Richard Hounslow could only mange 5th place. 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup. Lee Valley White Water Centre, London. (c) Matt Bristow

 

So I really enjoyed the day and especially the sport. All my images are syndicated by SportPix so please take a look.

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