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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

2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 15. - 17. 2020, London - Lee Valley, GBR
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 13. - 16. 2020, Krakow, POL
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
January 1. 2021, Solkan, SLO
2022 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2022, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
All competitions

NEWS

Check out the dates for the 2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom European Cup
Check out the dates for the 2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom European Cup

The 2020 season of the ECA Junior Canoe Slalom European Cup brings eight venues. Young canoe slalom paddlers will compete in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

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Former canoe slalom paddler turned cyclist
Former canoe slalom paddler turned cyclist

It has been quite a career switch for a Swiss Elise Chabbey, who participated at the 2012 Olympic Games in London in canoe slalom. Seven years later she is a professional cyclist, who took part in the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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Canoe Slalom paddlers competed at pre-Olympic race in Tokyo
Canoe Slalom paddlers competed at pre-Olympic race in Tokyo

A week after Tokyo hosted the NHK Cup it was time for the official pre-Olympic test event. All the medals in four Olympic events went to European hands. Thomas Koechlin was the best in men’s C1 final, Ricarda Funk in women’s K1, Mallory Franklin in women’s C1, while Hannes Aigner and David Llorente shared the win in men’s kayak final.

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