Liam Jegou takes 5th Place Mens Final C1 U 23 & Junior World Championships and Team Racing Tomorrow

Jun/U23 Slalom World Championships – C1M Final

After qualifying 7th of the 10 paddlers to contest the final, Liam was aiming to improve on his 9th placing in this event in 2016 and did just that, putting in a great run to take 5th place in a race won by local paddler Marko Mirgorodsky, with Czech paddler Vaclav Chaloupka taking Silver and the German Florian Breuer taking Bronze.

This is a super result for Liam who was out of his C1 due to injury for most of the winter and since his hip surgery at the end of March, after which he underwent a long and painful period of rehabilitation, only getting back to competition for the second race of the senior World Cup series in Augsburg just a month ago.

Well done Liam and to all of the Irish team paddlers who gave us such good individual performances over the past week.

Tomorrow, the Championships conclude with the team races with Sam Curtis, Eoin Teague and Oisin Farrell in K1M off at 09.52 Irish time and Liam Jegou, Jake Cochrane and Robert Hendrick in C1M off at 14.09. Good luck guys!

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https://www.canoeicf.com/canoe-slalom-world-championships/bratislava-2017