The current European champion, the winner of the World Cup in Augsburg (Germany) and the winner of the World Cup in Krakow (Poland), Peter Kauzer, is the world’s best kayaker, and Benjamin Savšek is the second world’s canoeist. The top ten ranking also includes the canoeist Luka Božič (9th place). Anže Berčič is the 18th, and Jure Lenarčič is the 26th. In the women’s classification, kayakers Jeva Terčelj (7th place) and Urša Kragelj (9th place) enter the top ten list of athletes.
In his struggle for the first place of the ICF ranking, Peter Kauzer beat the Czech Vit Prindiš. Benjamin Savšek gave first place in the world’s leading canoeists ranking to the German Sideris Tasiadis.
As reported by the Kayaking Federation of Slovenia, the next stage of the World Cup will be held from 31 August to 2 September 2018 in Ljubljana. On 29 August 2018, the traditional parallel slalom will also be held there.