The city of Győr will host the 2015 Canoe Marathon World Championships

Monday, February 16, 2015

Renáta Csay (in the middle)

More than forty countries expected to compete at 2015 Canoe Marathon World Championships to be held in Győr between September 11 and 13, 2015.

In the history of sport Győr is the first city ever hosting the event the third time reported the International Canoe Federation (ICF).

I am confident that Győr will organize a world class event, and I am sure that the success of Hungarian athletes will add an additional flair to the championship said the President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee Zsolt Borkai in a press-conference.

Hungarian Canoe Federation president Etele Baráth revealed that organizers preparing a real surprise for those will follow the event on TV or abroad. The first time in the history of the sport organizers use drones equipped with high definition video cameras to record every little details of the races so that TV viewers will miss nothing of the most exciting events.

One of the top athletes of the Hungarian national team Renáta Csay (see the picture) won two gold medals in 2014 world championship.

"This World Cup has a huge importance to me because I was born in Győr and I will compete in my hometown; in addition, sixteen years ago I won my first World Cup gold medal in Győr as well. I hope I will continue to please my family, my friends, my club, and the whole town in 2015 as well" said fifteen-time world champion athlete Renáta Csay.

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