Slalom Racing World Championships officially start today

Tonight will Krizik fountain sing and perform its light show for the participants of the Slalom Racing World Championships, which was reported about recently. The official opening starts at half past eight and there is no entrance fee. Should you want to take part, the only condition is to bring a ticket. It does not have to be bought but only printed out. The link can be accessed here.

Sixty-five countries will take part in the championships and thirty out of this total could be labled as “exotic” since the competitors have only little experience with this type of competition. Their expenses are covered by the organising ICF and their “development programme”.

By the end of the last week three quarters of all the tickets for the races were sold. This is not at all surprising because of the past successes on the part of the Czech competitors. The Czech team is complete and their couch Jiri Pultera expressed his confidence.

Stepanka Hilgertova, who the most people lay their hopes on due to her two Olympic medals, also admits that competing in “home waters” will be extraordinary. She expects stronger feelings and also greater support from the watchers. Nevertheless, she also fears that it may be hard to keep concentration at its maximum under such circumstances.

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