The 2013 ICF Wildwater Canoeing Juniors World Championships are officially opend. On Tuesday Evening Joao Tomasini, 3rd Vice President of the International Canoe Federation (ICF), declared the competition as open. Lofer celebrated at the marketplace an enthusiastic and colorful opening ceremony. The mayor Mrs Bettina Mitterer gave a warm welcome to the 15 participating nations, their standard bearer, the specattors, fans und guests and:
„Lofer is very proud to organise the Championships together with Germany“, said Mitterer. „I wish good luck for all athletes and a successful and fair competition.“
The President of the German Canoe Federation Mr Thomas Konietzko added this quote, when he said: „Wildwater has a proud history and I am sure that we write with the 2013 World Championships a new chapter in a successfull future for our sport. We are here in Austria and Germany is the host federation. This is a very great cooperation. We chose this place, because the region offers the best conditions and we work closely with the Austria Canoe Federation and the City of Lofer.“
Joao Tomasini as the third speaker at the opening ceremony gave also an emotional quote to the guests: „These athletes are the future of wildwater canoeing. So I am sure that they will give their best and make our championships special.“
After this welcome speech Tomasini declared the 2013 ICF Wildwater Canoeing Juniors World Championhsips as open combined with the ICF Hymne.
Tomorrow at 10.30 the first races in individual classic will start.
Wildwater-Sprint LIVE on KanuTube
From Friday on the races will be broadcasted on www.kanutube.de via Live-Streaming. The Juniors will have spectacular sprints between the Hubertus-Roller and the Daxbau on the 300m-Sprintcourse.
Tuesday (9.7. - 19 p.m. CET): Opening Ceremony
Wednesday (10.7. - 10:30 a.m. CET): Final Individual Classic
Thursday (11.7. - 10:30 a.m. CET): Final Team-Classic
LIVE: Friday (12.7. - 10:30 a.m. CET ): Final Team-Sprint
LIVE: Saturday (13.7. - 10:00 a.m. CET): Final Individuall-Sprint
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