Final EuroCup Prague

Prague is well known not just for of its beautiful city but for its good and successful slalom kayak paddlers as well. They have a pretty good base at Troja in Prague. Troja whitewater center is situated just behind the corner of the Zoo - the biggest in Europe. Troja slalom course is a medium difficulty artificial channel. Mostly you can see slalom paddlers there all year around as well as rafters from all over the world. Unfortunately, they have only a few freestyle kayakers despite the conditions being very good. On the second half of the course you can find a hole which is perfectly suitable for freestyle kayaking. A constant hole with two shoulders deep enough in the middle. Local paddlers organize freestyle events every year and they do it pretty well. Despite small numbers of Czech paddlers we could see kayakers from Austria, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Poland and Sweden. Everybody paddled pretty well and I can say the level of freestyle skills has risen a lot last year. I am super happy for my husband, Peter Csonka, who won every round and took the gold medal. Men's final was a one big show and he proved he deserved this victory. I qualified in second position but at the end I finished third. I didn't have a good day and my back suffered once again. The other girls paddled pretty well and pushed the limits a lot. It motivates me to get better and work harder for next events. But first of all I need to start to work a bit on my regeneration because this season I really underestimated it. Now, my body suffers and I need to take an unwanted break. It's not a good timing because there are two big events ahead but being healthy is the one and only thing that counts!

So, see you at adidas Sickline!

Nina