Competitors taking part in the wild water slalom events in Tacen, Yugoslavia, had a tough time on July 1 -- second day of the event.
GV Gushing water at start.
CU Number 167, Lilek Dubravko of Yugoslavia, in canoe, being overturned but righting canoe, and continuing on course.
CU Number 113, Annie Boulding of Canada, in second place down course.
CU Number 114 Meta Densa of Yugoslavia, winning women's event.
SV Number 146 Michael Siebert of West Germany, going down course.
GV Number 147 Patrice Gagnon of Canada, leaving starting point, and finishing in second place.
GV Number 149 Janez Skok of Yugoslavia, winning race.
GV Number 154 Norbert Slatter of Austria, twice world champion, going down course.
SPORT: WILD WATER CANOEING
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Background: Competitors taking part in the wild water slalom events in Tacen, Yugoslavia, had a tough time on July 1 -- second day of the event. The competition took place along the river Sava, near Ljubljana in northern Yugoslavia. Heavy rainfalls had swollen the river to such an extent that the first series of events had to be raced over a significantly shortened course. On the second day, the course, still considered dangerous, was reset to its normal length of 600 metres (yards. Countries represented included Austria, Canada, East Germany, West Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia. Despite the difficulties, Yugoslavia's Meta Densa completed the course in 195.36 seconds, winning the ladies' Kayaking event well ahead of Canada's Annie Boulding, who took second place with a time of 268.37 seconds. In the men's Kayaking event, Canada's Patrice Gagnon, completed the course in 152.54 seconds, behind Yugoslavia's Janez Skok, who won with a time of 147.92 seconds. Twice world champion and favourite Norbert Slatter, of Austria, failed to get even a placing. It was West Germany's Michael Siebert who took third place in 152.57 seconds. The 24-gate course, which was recently made safer by the sinking of several concrete blocks, is scheduled as the venue for the 1986 European competition.