Duisburg competes against six applicants in race for 2023 Canoe World Championship
ICF Racing Commission makes decision in Beijing on 15 March
DUISBURG (15.2.2019). Duisburg competes for the Canoe World Championships 2023. The Kanu-Regatta Verein presents itself on March 15th in Beijing, when the world federation awards the title competitions. Six more cities will compete for the World Championships in the pre-Olympic year. Together with Duisburg, Montemor in Portugal, the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, Rotterdam, Moscow, Poznan and Shanghai will compete for the event.
Jürgen Joachim, President of the Kanu-Regatta Verein (KRV), says about the chances: "We bring in our great experience as organizers and one of the best courses in the world. At the same time, the quality of our competitors should not be underestimated. We've got good prospects, but we can't be sure of winning either." Jürgen Joachim will present Duisburg's advantages in Beijing together with Dr. Ralf Krumpholz, head of the sports department, and Jürgen Dietz, head of DuisburgSport, Duisburg’s Sports company. The decision will then be made by the ICF Racing Commission on the same evening.
The official applicant is the German Canoeing Association with Thomas Konietzko at the helm. Konietzko is also Vice President of the International Canoe Federation ICF.
The KRV already organized 1979, 1987, 1995, 2007 and 2013 Canoe World Championships. In 2021, the regatta course in the Sportpark Duisburg becomes the venue of the European Championships in canoe racing.