Tuesday, September 03, 2013

World Freestyle Championships... Days 7 to 9

It has began! Last night at the opening ceremony the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships were officially opened.

The last few days in pictures...


The event is big news round here

In the newspapers

Last GB Team Meeting before the event kicks off

Handing Out of the bibs

Bib distribution


Lads photo at the opening ceremony


Canadian paddler and former world champion Nick Troutman grabbing a picture with team GB

Jess the flag bearer from Swain County Middle School and I

Crowds on the town bridge

Flags at the opening ceremony

The parade

Claire O'Hara waving a GB Flag

On the town bridge
The opening speeches and playing of the anthems

The warriors of AniKituhwa (local tribes people) welcome us using the medium of dance
 
Opening Ceremony Video
 


Big Air Ramp
 
Big Air Competition
 
 
Flags on the bridge upstream

Event schedule
 
Confluence Watersports' Stand
 
Tom Goddard of Team GB kicks off the K1JM prelims and the whole competition!

Kids from Swain County Middle School have come to watch the event

Competitor aiming to impress the judges

Big Screen at the event
 
 
Fun events between heats
 
Don't forget you can check out the live action at the live stream found at the link below:
 
I am competing on Friday at about 5.15pm UK time (3rd heat of C1, first heat starts at midday US time, 5pm UK time).
 
Until the next update,
 
Josh