Olympic 2016 Canoe slalom Test Event in Rio

Olympic 2016 Canoe slalom test event in Rio

Canoe slalom test event in Rio Olympic 2016 hailed a success 
Great Britain, Slovenia, France and Austria all hailed winners at the International Canoe Slalom in Deodoro, but the biggest praise was reserved for a demanding course that will produce worthy Olympic champions next year.
David Florence (GBR) won the men’s C1 event while Mathieu Biazizzo (FRA) was victorious in the men’s K1 and the Slovenian pair Saso Taljat and Luka Bozic took the C2 honours. Violetta Oblinger-Peters (AUT) won the women’s K1 competition and those who experienced the event, in which 122 athletes from 26 countries participated, were encouraged by the spectacle that unfolded. Among the interested onlookers was Tony Estanguet (FRA), the reigning Olympic C1 champion and three-time gold medalist, who spoke glowingly of the variation on display at the test event.