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Garmisch Pre-Worlds Cancelled!

Race Organizers cite poor water flow, lack of support from German Federation.

by Chris Hipgrave
USAWildwater K-1
Treasurer, US Wildwater Committee

May 7, 2003 -- Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Citing lack of water and lack of support from the German Canoe Federation (DKV), the race organizers for this year's Pre-Worlds in Garmisch Germany have felt compelled to cancel the event.

The official news came from Dr. Jens Kahl, the Sport Director for DKV. This decision does not impact next years World Championships at the same venue.

The news was leaked a day in advance of the offical press release on Markus Gickler's Web site

Chris Hipgrave is Tresurer of the U.S. Wildwater Committee and a K-1 Wildwater racer living near Bryson City, NC. Reach him at