Please note the following discretionary selection rewuest from Jiri Tykal.
Please accept my apologies - I will not be able to compete at the selection race tomorrow. One of the scars in my throat after tonsillectomy two years ago got infected/inflammed causing me being unwell and simply too weak to race up to my standards tomorrow. I am sorry for such a short notice - I started feeling ill last night but was hoping to get better during this day, but now after resting/sleeping all day I realize I will not be able to race tomorrow.
This is a bad luck, especially with the timing, rather than a long term condition. I should be ok and ready to train again in 3-7 days.
Despite being unable to join the racing tomorrow, I would like to politely ask you to consider selecting me for the World Championship in Pau. Last year at the World Cup in Pau I have placed 16th, sharing the exact time with Junior World Champion in Sprint Tim Kolar; beating all the other team members and putting down a time not very far from the top positions. The course in Pau is ideal for me, being very short and more technical than any other wildwater racing courses. Since the actual race is taking place more than 3 months from now, this short term disruption in training should not affect my performance at the time of the World Championship.
Many thanks for considering my request
If any one has any objections please can they email to: