Two Australians qualify for Men's C1 Final at Canoe Slalom World Championships
Australia's Kynan Maley is poised to caused a stir by joining teammate Robin Bell in the final of the Men's C1 at the Canoe Slalom World Championships here Saturday.
After his semi-final run, Maley was ruing some mistakes on the course which he felt may have cost him a top ten placing.
But overnight top performers Stuart McIntosh of Great Britain and Tomas Indruch of the Czech Republic blew out to miss the cut.
Maley had a clean run, but felt his speed was not enough.
But the penalties by McIntosh and Indruch, coupled with slower times down the course, cost them both dearly, though there are now appeals being heard before the results are declared official.
Bell qualified second fastest behind Atlanta Olympic Gold Medallist and Sydney and Athens Olympic silver medallist Michal Martikan, while Maley's time was enough to place him 9th unofficially.
The final will be held at 2.16pm, with the 10 competitors taking their points from the semi-final into the final run.