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Italy's Molmenti wins Men's K1 Nomination for Olympic Team


Italy's Molmenti wins Men's K1 Nomination for Olympic Team


Italian selections: Double European Champion and Beijing Olympian Daniele Molmenti qualified for London 2012 today in Tacen, Slovenia but the K1 women’s race to qualify continues as the Italian Technical Committee will have to make the decision between Angela Prendin or Clara Giai Pron.

Molmenti achieved the best time
Men’s K1 Daniele Molmenti won both the second and third Italian selection races in Tacen, Slovenia and will be part of the Italian Olympic Team headed to London this summer. He won the national challenge between Riccardo and Giovanni de Gennaro. On Saturday Molmenti who finished in 3rd place overall in the heats finished ahead of Riccardo de Gennaro in 4th place. Peter Kauzer (SLO) was the fastest in with teammate Jure Meglič finishing a close second behind him. On sunday Molmenti achieved the best time (94.93), ahead of Thomas Bersinger (FRA) and Riccardo de Gennaro (ITA).

Continuing training on the Olympic course
No decision has yet been taken for the K1 women. Angela Prendin and Clara Giai Pron finished 2-2 and now the decision will now be taken by the Director of the Technical Committee Mauro Baron. Angela Prendin took her first point at the World Championships in Bratislava last year and on Saturday achieved her second point. She is level on points with Clara Giai Pron, who has won two races, one in Solkan a week ago, and the other today in Tacen. Both will be in London soon to continue training on the Olympic course awaiting the decision of the Technical Committee.

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