LA SEU D’URGELL – Slovak water slalom player Marko Mirgorodský took 5th place at the 3rd round of the World Cup. Monika Škáchová, who was in 7th place, also did well in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain.
Mirgorod had two penalty seconds in his account and lagged behind the winner Miquel Trave by 3.81 seconds, second was David Florence from Great Britain (+0.32) and third German Franz Anton (+1.61). “I was doing well and I felt good on the track. At the bottom of the track came a little unnecessary knock, which I’m sorry. The fifth place is a nice place, but it’s still a bit missing to the podium. I will be able to improve my balance in the next round of the World Cup and it will finally work out, “ stated by Mirgorodský on the website of the Slovak Canoeing canoe.sk.
Twenty-two-year-old Mirgorodský got to the top of the overall classification before next week’s final event of the World Championships: “It’s a great feeling to be an ongoing leader, but I still have a lot of robots ahead of me, because the last World Cup is worth double the points. I believe that I will be able to achieve a good result and maybe even maintain an ongoing leadership position.”
The second Slovak representative Alexander Slafkovský had only one penalty, but due to a significantly slower ride he finished tenth with a deficit of 22.35 seconds for the winner. The third Slovak singer Matej Beňuš did not get into the top ten, when he took 16th place in the semifinals. He was deported by four penalty seconds.
Šek’s clean ride was not enough
Škáchová was the only Slovak representative in the women’s competition. Although she showed a clean ride in the final, she was 11.95 seconds behind the winner Jessica Fox from Australia. The second was the Czech Tereza Fišerová with a deficit of 6.32 s, the third place was taken by the Spaniard Nuria Vilarrublová (+7.36). “I did quite well in the final. I was ready to enjoy the ride and it’s good that I got to the final. I finally made one mistake in the final, but I was able to do a clean ride and I’m happy about that.” evaluated the race Škáchová.
Her compatriots Zuzana Paňková and Soňa Stanovská remained at the gates of the final. The debutant in the World Cup, Paňková, finished in 18th position, Stanovská was unlucky when she missed up to two 50-second penalties and was classified in 27th place.
3rd round SP – final – results:
C1 women: 1. Jessica Foxová (AUS) 93.07 s (0), 2. Tereza Fišerová (CZE) 99.39 (2), 3. Nuria Vilarrublová (Šp.) 100.34 (2), 4. Mallory Franklinová ( V. Brit.) 100.55 (2), 5. Monica Doria Vilarrublová (AND.) 102.39 (4), 6. Miren Lazkanová (Šp.) 103.27 (2), 7. Monika ŠKÁCHOVÁ (SR) 105.2 (0), … in semifinal 18. Zuzana PAŇKOVÁ 122.02 (8), 27. Soňa STANOVSKÁ (both SR) 218.34 (106)
C1 men: 1. Miguel Trave (Šp.) 88.81 (2), 2. David Florence (V. Brit.) 89.13 (0), 3. Franz Anton (DEU) 90.42 (2), 4. Luka Božič (Slovenia) 92.09 (2), 5. Marko MIRGORODSKÝ (SR) 92.62 (2), 6. Flavio Miccozzi (ITA) 92.98 (0), … 10. Alexander SLAFKOVSKÝ 111, 16 (2), … in semifinal 16. Matej BEŇUŠ (SR) 95.14 (4)