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Slalom

Precision and speed on the wild water

In Slalom Racing, paddlers have to navigate the kayak or canoe through pairs of poles, called "gates", set up over the challenging rapids, waves, eddies and currents on a 300m stretch of rough water. If the paddler touches one of the poles, or misses a gate altogether, penalty times are added to the time achieved by the competitor on that run. They are single kayak (K) events, for men and women, and canoe events, also for men and women, in single (C1) and double boats (C2). There are also team events.

This discipline made its appearance in the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 and then had to wait until 1992 to be reinstated to the Olympic programme.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

2018 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 16. - 19. 2018, Bratislava, SVK
2018 Olympic Hopes - Canoe Slalom
September 28. - 30. 2018, Krakow, POL
2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 31. - June 2. 2019, Pau, FRA
2019 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
July 18. - 21. 2019, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 15. - 17. 2020, London - Lee Valley, GBR
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 13. - 16. 2020, Solkan, SLO
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
January 1. 2021, Krakow, POL
All competitions

NEWS

 European Champion Kauzer again at the top, two wins for Germany
European Champion Kauzer again at the top, two wins for Germany

The reigning K1M European Champion Peter Kauzer (SLO) reached the top position once again this season. At the traditional canoe slalom world cup race in Augsburg he produced the best run of all kayakers in the final to finish the race ahead of Jiri Prskavec (CZE) and Hannes Aigner (GER). Sideris Tasiadis (GER) recorded his second world cup win of the season in front of his home crowd and Jasmin Schornberg – Thomas Becker won another gold medal for Germany in C2 mix.

 

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Double win for Great Britain, gold also for Czech Republic in Krakow
Double win for Great Britain, gold also for Czech Republic in Krakow

The canoe slalom world cup series moved from Slovakia’s Liptovsky Mikulaš just across the border to Krakow, Poland. European paddlers won three gold medals in five events that were held over the weekend. David Florence was the fastest man of canoe final, Olympic champion Joseph Clarke (both GBR) was the fastest in men’s kayak final and Tereza Fišerova Jakub Jane (CZE) were the best crew of C2 mix event.

 

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Canoe Slalom World Cup series started with double win for Germany and Slovakian C2mix gold medal
Canoe Slalom World Cup series started with double win for Germany and Slovakian C2mix gold medal

The 2018 Canoe Slalom World Cup series started in Liptovsky Mikulaš, Slovakia, on a course that hosted the 2016 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships. European paddlers were once more occupying the majority of podium positions. Sideris Tasiadis and Sebastian Schubert were the winners of men’s canoe and kayak final and Sona Stanovska – Jan Batik from Slovakia celebrated a win in C2 mix event. Ten more medals went to the hands of European slalomists.

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