The Polish Organisers for the 2nd 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint competition in Poznan had a successful event this weekend with a large crowd filling the stands. 570 competitors from 40 different countries have entered for the competitions. The Polish had a successful first World Cup outing two weeks ago in Racice. They are confident with a home advantage to add to the medals and points won in the Czech Republic. However, teams from Germany and Hungary have entered for this weekend and will provide high calibre competition with some of the sports most well known athletes competing. Lutz Altepost and Ronald Rauche (K1 and K2 specialists) and Katrin Wagner-Augustin are amongst the German athletes likely to figure in the events this weekend. Canada's Adam van Koeverden will be looking to continue his excellent form in 2009. Up against him will be Australia's Ken Wallace who unfortunately wasn't in top shape at the 1st ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup. Will Ken be back in shape to take a medal home to Australia in the second round? Following the French teams success in the first World Cup in Racice in the C1 Men 1000m and K4 Men they will be hoping to emulate their defeat of the Olympic Champions, Belarus in the K4 events. Belarus have a point to make and it will be interesting to see who wins this battle. The number of countries and the calibre of participants for the World Cup will make for some very exciting and highly competitive events this weekend.