David Cal the main protagonist of the National Gala canoeing awards in Spain

David CalSpanish Canoe Federation (Real Federación Española de Piragüismo) paid a special tribute to the legend of sprint canoeing David Cal at the XXIII Gala national canoeing awards held in Madrid. Cal received a special recognition for his impressive canoeing career. With five Olympic medals, he won a gold (C1 1000m – Athens 2004) and four silvers (C1 500m – Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008; C1 1000m – Beijing 2008 and London 2012), he is the best Spanish athlete competing at the Summer Olympic Games of all times. 33-year old Spaniard decided to finish his impressive career due to the lack of motivation. “You have to give up a lot and work hard every day. A number of things led me to take this decision,” Cal said for the Mundo Deportivo. Now he will focus on his studies and cooperation with the University in Murcia (UCAM). He was not the only athlete under the spotlight though.

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Rest in peace, Milan

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Milan Bartoš, canoeing coach and athlete, who lost his battle with serious illness. We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Rest in peace, Milan.

Source: http://sport.idnes.cz/zemrel-kanoista-a-trener-bartos-dnk-/sporty.aspx?c=A160125_215831_sporty_par

Paddlers encounter dangerous visitor during their training

With less than 200 days remaining until the opening ceremony of the biggest sports event of the year – Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro – best paddlers are training hard to be in top shape in the season 2016. Many of the best slalom paddlers are now in Australia where they work on their skills at the 2000 Olympic Slalom Course in Penrith. One of the training days was especially unusual as they had an extremely dangerous visitor at the course. As you can see in the video made by European, World and Olympic Champion Daniele Molmenti (ITA) snake found its way not only to the river bank but also into the water. The eastern brown snake is considered the world's second most venomous land snake.

 

Brown Snake at White Water Stadium in Penrith ( AUS )

A classic training in Australia......Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Forestale Gruppo Sportivo, Federazione Italiana Canoa Kayak, Double Dutch Paddles, Nelo Kayaks, Montura, sandiline....

Objavil/a Daniele Molmenti dne 18. januar 2016

Danish BT Gold Award in the hands of René Holten Poulsen

One of the world's best canoe sprint paddlers René Holten Poulsen (DEN) has received a BT Gold (BT Guld) award for his achievements in the season 2015. He won two gold medals at World Championships in Milan, three medals at European Championships in Račice and he also picked up a bronze medal at European Games in Baku in the year 2015.
Excellent results didn’t go unnoticed among his fellow sportsmen in Denmark. 40 top Danish athletes with the right to vote gave him the highest amount of points among the ten finalists in the selection process. Besides the award he also received prize money.
“Money is of course good and I'm happy with it, but what really matters to me is the recognition, the price lies in that,” said René Holten Poulsen after receiving this award. He also pointed out that a year 2015 was really great for him not only in the sports arena but also outside sport. As he said he managed to find balance in his life. “This was the year that I have been both athletically and outside the sport more calm and balanced which meant that I performed better in kayak. The peace and balance made me much better in my sport,” added the winner of the respected award.

Congratulations!

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/Rene.Holten

Source: http://www.bt.dk/oevrig-sport/rene-holten-poulsen-vinder-bt-guld

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016

Milica Starović receives a Vihor award

Serbian sprinter Milica Starović received a Vihor award. Provincial Secretariat for Sport and Youth of Vojvodina awarded the best athletes of the year in the province and one of the best World’s sprinters Milica Starović was one of them. She has won a gold medal at the European games in Baku, two bronze medals at European Championships in Račice and a silver medal at World Championships in Milan which brought her not only Vihor award but also an award for the best athlete of the year in Vojvodina in selection of daily newspaper Dnevnik, based in Novi Sad, as well as the title of the best athlete of Serbian Olympic team competing in Baku.

Congratulations!

 

Source: hhttp://www.kajakss.org.rs/page.php?secid=1&pageid=1&contid=1556&model=clanak

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2016 ECA Competitions

European Canoe Slalom Seniors Championships
May 12 - 15, 2016
Liptovsky Mikulas, SVK

European Canoe Freestyle Championships
May 25 - 29, 2016 Plattling, GER

European Canoe Sprint Seniors Championships
June 24 - 26, 2016
Moscow, RUS

European Canoe Marathon Championships
July 1 - 3, 2016
Pontevedra, ESP

European Canoe Sprint Juniors & U23 Championships
July 14 - 17, 2016
Plovdiv, BUL

European Canoe Wildwater Juniors Championships
July 20 - 24, 2016
Predlitz Mur, AUT

European Canoe Slalom Juniors & U23 Championships
August 25 - 28, 2016
Solkan, SLO

European Canoe Ocean Racing Championships
September 22, 2016
Cagliari - Sardegnia, ITA

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