The new Hungarian qualifiers for the Canadian World Canoe and Kayak Championships

The new Hungarian qualifiers for the Canadian World Canoe and Kayak Championships

Kayakers Anna Lucz and Csizmadia Kolos reached the final on Sunday in the 200m individual event at the World Kayak Canoe Championships in Halifax, Canada.

Anna Lutz Already on the opening day on Wednesday he proved that he reached the World Cup in good shape, kiss with blanca In doubles, they secured their place in Saturday’s final with a race victory. On Thursday, the 23-year-old UTE Kayaker didn’t give up less than that in the singles, confidently dominating his pre-season race all the time, reaching the finish line with an advantage of nearly a boat length, over one second.

“I’m glad the course went well, because my start wasn’t always good,” Lukes told the general media after the race, referring to the fact that from 19:42 Hungarian time he will also go into the water for the K-2500 preliminaries with Kiss Blanka.

Even in the same number of men, only the race winners could miss Friday’s middle race, and the fourth-place finisher at last year’s Olympics Sismadia Colosse take the chance. Last week, the 26-year-old world champion in mixed doubles, who was confirmed to the National Guard in Budapest last week, was practically out of start, then, despite his Portuguese and Israeli opponents trying to put pressure on him, he kept pace all the time, and finally I crossed the finish line with an advance of about half the length of the boat.

“This 200m went well, even though so many courses this year went to waste for all fours, I can’t shake my past, it goes well with the routine too. In the end I also trained in boat kicks, I will look back in the video To see if I made it in the right place to be accurate in the final I would like to be on the podium, but I have to move, because I will have three excellent opponents,” said Chismadia Colos.

For the rowboat, Győrs world and European champions, to Takács Kincs It was enough for him to finish in the top three in his competition to get past the second round, but having only finished seventh, he will have to take to the water again on Friday to fight for a place in the final.

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“I wanted to go on a technically good track, but my foot movement didn’t work out, so I couldn’t get the rhythm I know. Takax said I was glad to have another middle race that I could improve.”

According to local time Thursday afternoon program The top three in almost all races were automatically qualified for the finals, with the exception of the men’s 1000m individual regatta, in which it was necessary to win the preliminary race in order to advance on the straight leg.

Bronze medalist at last year’s World Cup in Copenhagen, Tokyo Olympic Adolf Palaz He had no real chance of winning, after Frenchman Adrien Bart and Ukrainian Pavlo Altokov left the field early, holding their lead to the finish line. The Hungarian boat initially took fourth, then climbed to third, and finished the race here too, after which an intermediate race awaits on Friday.

“I wanted to win, especially since I had defeated both of my opponents who finished before me this year. I’m really looking forward to the mediocre race, it is usual for me that a bad heat is followed by a good race,” Adolf Balaz told public media.

In the men’s K-2 and women’s K-1 1000 metres, the Hungarians left nothing to chance. Noe Balint, Tamas Kolevay the duo, and eventually Eszter Rendessy led the field behind them. The routine duo of Nou and Kolevy, who finished third in the World Cup a year ago, built their course brilliantly and won once they were on top.

“We discussed that we would compete like we do at home. Even though the headwind is very strong, we went a little more cautiously in the middle of the track to keep our strength for the race. The Canadians were tired at the end, and we accomplished what we planned,” assessed Noe Balint.

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He also won the 500 on Wednesday, aged 20 Eszter Rendessy After a poor start, he gathered himself quickly and drove most of the distance, and there was no doubting his progress.

“I thought I couldn’t be worse than yesterday, but now I have shown that it was. But I hope I can improve on that. Tomorrow there will be another Intermediate 500 race and we will see the rest.”

Kayaking 500m Bala flower Behind his Canadian and German competitors, he confidently took third place, even reaching the finals, and in the men’s C-2 1000 meters he also reached this position. Balaz Kiss, David Hodovan for couples. In the latest edition, the Germans led by three-time Olympic champion Sebastian Brendel beat the Canadians and Hungarians, who took third place.

“I’m not really complacent, I just wanted to win. I got the waves on edge from the warm-ups and they pretty much surprised me in the first 50m that I don’t think the start was bad in my life. I hope to get one of the inside tracks in the final” . Bala Viraj said.

“We felt we were in control of the pitch, and we went according to our own tactics. We wanted to be in the wing position in the final, we could even play with that, because third is better from that point of view,” Kiss és Hodová said on the beach.

According to local time Thursday afternoon program At the beginning of the year, the Hungarians were interested in the preliminaries for two Olympic events, the women’s and men’s K-2500 meters.

The Blanca Kiss, Anna Lukes The duo was supposed to win to qualify for the finals, but that didn’t work out, they were also outed by five-time Olympic champion Lisa Carrington, so they could fight for the finals from the middle race on a day.

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“We discussed that we are not dealing with anyone, we are just paying attention to ourselves. There were difficulties in the course, there is still room for improvement, but I am glad we finished third. It would be great if we could reach the final, that was one of our main goals before the trip “. Blanca Kiss told the public media.

Friday Pines Nadas, Balint Kopasz Doubles also take place in the middle race, because in the case of men, due to the large number of entries, no one could miss the second round, that is, it was not possible to reach the top nine in a straight line from the preliminary race. Last year, in Tokyo, the fourth Hungarian duo raced in the 1000m brilliantly in the first session, only Portuguese Joao Ribeiro and Messias Baptista proved to be faster than them, which is encouraging before the next day continued.

“I think we had a good course, and I was able to follow the movements of Bence well, which is important in the team boat. The headwind was very strong, which caused some difficulty, because I not only like the tailwind, but also Bence. Anyway, what Our presentation was encouraging,” as assessed by Olympic champion Palin Kopasz.

At the end of competition day on Thursday, the Hungarians introduced themselves in the 500m mixed kayak event: the World Cup rookie Leventy Corroches, Beside Dora Alida Gazsó His partner finished fourth, so he could fight for a place in Sunday’s final of Saturday’s intermediate race.

The preliminary matches on Bannock Lake run through Friday, with the finals on Saturday and Sunday.

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