At the second home world cup of the german slalom-canoeists in Markkleeberg, all 18 german boats made the semi-final draw on Friday heats, with two victories for the host team.

The german C2 presented themselves impressively strongly in the morning. All four DKV boats were among the top five, the local heros and reigning world champions Franz Anton / Jan Benzien (Leipzig) set the best time despite one touch.

Beijing Olympic Champion Alexander Grimm (Augsburg) was also the best of today, and will be the the last kayak on tommorows semi-final course. Hannes Aigner (Augsburg) on ​​rank four as well as Sebastian Schubert (Hamm) and Fabian Schweikert (Waldkirch) in places six and nine underlined the ambitions of the German kayak fleet.

The German slalom team also showed good form in the ladies’ competition. World Cup leader and title defending champion Ricarda Funk set the fastest time, had only to leave the British Mallory Franklin because of a touch. Lisa Fritsche (Halle / S.) and Jasmin Schornberg (Hamm) came as the sixth and seventh in the next round.

In the single canoes, Sideris Tasiadis (Augsburg), who is leading the World Cup, took the best place as fifth and Andrea Herzog (Leipzig), who returned to the team in Markkleeberg, as ninth.

Results, World Cup  3/5 in Markkleeberg, Heats:

Kayak Single Men:

1. Alexander Grimm (GER/Augsburg) 89,92 (0), 2. Lucien Delfour (AUS) 90,02 (0), 3. Zeno Ivaldi (ITA) 90,16 (0), 4. Hannes Aigner (GER/Augsburg) 90,80 (0), … 6. Sebastian Schubert (GER/Hamm) 91,28 (0), 9. Fabian Schweikert (GER/Waldkirch) 92,35 (0).

Canoe Single Men:

1. Denis Gargaud Chanut (FRA) 95,50 (0), 2. Benjamin Savsek (SLO) 95,86 (0), 3. Adam Burgess (GBR) 96,32 (0), … 5. Sideris Tasiadis (GER/Augsburg) 96,74 (2), 21. Franz Anton (GER/Leipzig) 97,67 (2), 22. Nico Bettge (GER/Leipzig) 99,38 (0).

Canoe Double Men:

1. Franz Anton/Jan Benzien (GER/Leipzig) 102,61 (2), 2. Ondrej Karlovsky/Jakub Jane (CZE) 102,78 (0), 3. Robert Behling/Thomas Becker (GER/Buna Schkopau) 104,30 (0), 4. David Schröder/Nico Bettge (GER/Leipzig) 104,66 (0), 5. Kai Müller/Kevin Müller (GER/Halle/S.) 105,93 (0), 6. Jonas Kaspar/Marek Sindler (CZE) 106,37 (4).

Kayak Single Women:

1. Mallory Franklin (GBR) 101,38 (0), 2. Ricarda Funk (GER/Bad Kreuznach) 101,56 (2), 3. Stefanie Horn (ITA) 101,70 (0), … 6. Lisa Fritsche (GER/Halle/S.) 103,08 (0), 7. Jasmin Schornberg (GER/Hamm) 103,21 (2), 29. Caroline Trompeter (GER/Hanau) 108,32 (0).

Canoe Single Women:

1. Nuria Vilarrubla (ESP) 109,53 (0), 2. Mallory Franklin (GBR) 112,34 (2), 3. Kimberley Woods (GBR) 112,37 (2), … 9. Andrea Herzog (GER/Leipzig) 124,79 (0), 18. Lena Stöcklin (GER/Leipzig) 134,03 (2), 30. Birgit Ohmayer (GER/Augsburg) 143,71 (4).