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|Winners podium for Kauzer|
The last day of Australian Open ICF Ranking Race in Penrith Slovenian paddler Peter Kauzer finished third in men’s kayak final. He was the only Slovenian in the final, although Jure Meglič was also very close to the best, finishing in eleventh place.
In the semi-final, where top 40 kayakers started, four Slovenians tried to advance to final, but with third time of the semi-final only Peter Kauzer progressed to the final stage of the competition. He was third also after the last competitor in the final. “The course was harder and longer in comparison with the one in heats. My semi-final run was secure, which was enough for advancing into the final. In the final my run was good until the gate 16, but then in the last part of the course I felt tired. I expected this after six weeks of hard training. I could not control the boat anymore and the error occurred – I touched the gates – but it does not matter. The result was good, I am satisfied with my runs,” Peter Kauzer announced through his website. He still has a week of hard trainings ahead of him. “There is no time for rest. I can be satisfied with my trainings here in Australia and my momentary form, but this race does not mean anything for the upcoming season,” he also wrote.
Were close to the best was also this year’s winner of Bloudek award Jure Meglič who missed the final for only half of a second and was eleventh. Gregor Brovinsky and Janoš Peterlin also raced in the semi-final, but did too many mistakes and finished in 34th and 38th place. Campbell Walsh of Great Britain won in front of Australian William Forsythe and Peter Kauzer.
In women’s C1, where Slovenia did not have a representative, were the best Australian paddlers. Rosalyn Lawrence, who was third in women’s kayak event, was the fastest. Second placed was Jessica Fox, while Leanne Guinea was third.
Results are here.