Czech Republic Win Canoe/Kayak Slalom World Championships

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The Czech Republic has won the 2017 Canoe / Kayak Slalom World Championships with 84 points, 17.9% of the points on offer across 12 events.

The championships finished on 1st October, and the results aren’t yet reflected on the GSN tables.

Victory confirms the Czechs’ status as one of the powers in international Canoe / Kayak Slalom, after their second place at the 2015 World Championships and the sixth at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

France came second with 75 points (16% of the points on offer) and Germany third with 58 points (12.4% of the points on offer).

Rio 2016 Olympic champions Slovakia, followed by Australia, Great Britain, Slovenia, Spain, Brazil and Italy rounded out the Top Ten. Russia scored 6 points and the USA just 3 points.

The result will be a major boost for France as they look to catch Russia – currently in second place - in the overall Global Cup standings. At the end of September, Russia was just 163 points ahead of France.