Canoeists

Savšek finishes second overall in Canoe Slalom World Cup

Pau – Slovenia’s Benjamin Savšek finished second overall in the Canoe Slalom World Cup by taking second place in the last event of the season in France’s Pau on Sunday.

Savšek finished 0.16 seconds behind the winner, Denis Gargaud Chanut of France, who was also crowned the winner of the World Cup.

Kayakers Kauzer and Terčelj secure top spots in World Cup

Pau – Slovenian whitewater kayakers Peter Kauzer and Eva Terčelj secured top-three finished in the overall standings as the World Cup season wound down on Saturday.

Kauzer finished the race in runner-up position to swing to second place overall in the World Cup, behind Vito Prindiš, the only man to beat Kauzer today.

Romania's canoeing legend Patzaichin, dead at 71

Romania's multiple Olympic canoeing medallist Ivan Patzaichin has died at the age of 71, the Romanian Olympic Committee (COSR) announced on its Facebook page on Sunday. "He's a legend ... a champion has turned into a star. Ivan Patzaichin has left us. His story is the story of success, common sense and fine character.

Olympics 2020: Romania's Chirila, Mihalachi progress to men's canoe doubles 1,000m semis

Romanians Catalin Chirila and Victor Mihalachi on Monday advanced to the semifinals of the men's canoe doubles 1,000m at the Tokyo Olympic Games, after finishing third in the first quarterfinal. The two Romanians clocked in at 3:51.565, behind Brazil (3:48.611) and Ukraine (3:49.356). The first three crews advanced to the semifinals.

Canoe-kayak: Savšek third in World Cup event in Markkleeberg

Leipzig – Slovenia’s Benjamin Savšek placed third at the second race of the ICF Canoe-Kayak Slalom World Cup in Germany’s Markkleeberg, being outperformed only by French Denis Gargaud Chanut and German Sideris Tasiadis. The other Slovenian athlete in the finals, Luka Božič, finished 10th.

Slovenia’s flatwater kayakers Ponomarenko Janić and Osterman European champions

Poznan – Slovenia’s female pair Špela Ponomarenko Janić and Anja Osterman won Sunday’s 200-metre race at the Canoe Sprint European Championships in Poznan, Poland. While their excellent K2 performances at top competitions are continuing, this is their first gold from European or world championships.