In three challenges across three countries, the ICF World Cup is the biggest paddling series of the year.

Awarding the most consistent performers, points are accumulated over the three events, culminating in the crowning of the world champion. What’s more, the races are a fantastic prequel to the Olympics. Competitors are the crème de la crème of international paddlers have qualified (or are in the last stages of qualifying) for the Rio Olympics 2016, which begins in August.

Last year, the new Nelo Cinco had just been released and the paddlers were just getting used to its groundbreaking design. This year we will really get to see what the boat is capable of in the hands of thoroughly trained athletes. It will be fantastic racing for sure.

 

World Cup 3: 3-5 June 2016, Montemor-O-Velho, Portugal

Lisa has made the W K1 200m A Final and Marty will race in the M K1 1000m A Final! Lisa also race W K1 500m Heats today.

 

World Cup 2: 27-29 May 2016, Raçice, Czech Republic

The NZ Women Smashed it! Congrats to Jaimee Lovett, Aimee Fisher, Caitlin Ryan and Kayla Imrie

NZ K4 Women’s Team: Bronze in the K4 500m 

NZ K2 Women: Gold in the WK2 200m

For a breakdown of the racing see our World Cup Blog below.

 

World Cup 1: 20-22 May 2016, Duisburg, Germany 

Lisa Carrington: WK1 200m Gold Medal; WK1 500m Silver Medal 

Aimee Fisher: WK1 200m 8th Place in A Final (setting a personal best time) 

NZ K4 Women’s Team: WK4 200m Bronze Medal; WK4 500m 8th Place in A Final 

Marty McDowell: MK1 1000m 3rd Place in C Final

 

How to follow the racing

The NZ Olympic Kayak Team

The NZ Olympic Kayak Team. Photo CRNZ

Web based Live Streaming: The Canoe ICF will have live coverage of all races on You Tube and their website here

Sky TV – LIVE: Check Sky Sports schedule here

CRNZ Website:  Race times, competitors and results as they come in click here

ICF Website: For more details about the racing visit the ICF Website here