First week of July was competition in Sweden in Trollforsarna. It was in the middle of nothing but nature and river were beautiful also play spot was great! After 3000km we were totally destroyed.
We came afternoon but we went to the water because there was light 24 hours so if you wanted to go to the water at midnight no problem. Thursday and Friday were competitions in boater cross and team race. We did not compete because we did not have a creek boat but we cheers for our friends Ingrid and Deb (both from wave sport team) and they did it very well. Ingrid 1st place and Deb 3th place in boater cross. Saturday was a freestyle competition. It was long day full of big moves! First started woman category. I was surprised because there were 12 women. I had pretty nice rides and went to semifinal from first place. In semifinal I changed my positions with Deb and I was 2nd and she was 1st .
Final was big fight! Every one of us wanted to win. We had three rides and with every ride positions were changed. My last ride witch I finished with nice Felix was very good but Debs ride with big air blunts was better. So Deb Piniger (GBR) won I was on 2nd place and Ingrid Schlott (GER) on 3th. I judged a man’s category. Hard work! To semifinal went 10 best. Peter win quali, semi and also final with very big score. Every his ride was full of blunts, panams, misty flips, mcnastys, switchbacks... For more results see www.whitewaterchallenge.se. It was long day! Qauli started at 11am and finals finished at 11pm. As a judge I sit there a whole day so I could not enjoy a party and after price giving ceremony I fall to my bed totally dead! After competition we travel home and prepare for Spain.
k1 junior man :1. Jiri Langer CZE
k1 women : 1.Deborah Pinniger UK
2. Nina Halasova SVK
3. Ingrid Schlott GER
K1 men : 1. Peter Csonka SVK
2.Mikael Lantto FIN
3.Tuomas Kuronen FIN
Thank for the pictures : Jiri Langer