I would like to bring a medal to Slovakia!
Matej Beňuš confirmed the good knowledge of the Olympic track channel, and despite the challenging weather conditions manage their qualifying race successfully. Matej at his premiere under five circles in Rio fought his way to the semifinals in category C1. For procedure qualification with time of 95.05 from the sixth place.
,,The first run was for sure because it was a little windy, and the second I let it go a little bit, I wanted to race," Matej told us just after qualifying runs. ,,I had the fastest time, but criminal seconds have relegated me to sixth place. However, I met the goal, I proceeded to the semifinals."
Organizers had just due to poor weather conditions change time program qualifications water slalom and scroll through the scheduled start an hour later. Semi-final and final races awaits Matej on Tuesday.
,,I would like to continue with the tradition of Michal Martikán, I would like to bring Slovakia a medal and on Tuesday I would very much like to reach the goal - to be happy with the fact, that I showed, what I can, " told Bratislavan. And we all will him during the most important moments keep our fingers crossed!