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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 Olympic Hopes - Canoe Slalom
September 28. - 30. 2018, Krakow, POL
2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 30. - June 2. 2019, Pau, FRA
2019 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
July 4. - 7. 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

New date of the 2019 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships confirmed
New date of the 2019 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships confirmed
As many of you may have noticed there has been a clash of dates for the 2019 Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European and World Championships. It has now been officially confirmed that the 2019 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships will be organised earlier, between 4th and 7th July 2019 in Liptovsky Mikulaš, Slovakia.
 
Senior 2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Pau, France, will be held between 30th May and 2nd June 2019.
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Jean Michel Prono - Everybody could take something from another canoeing discipline
Jean Michel Prono - Everybody could take something from another canoeing discipline
The VII International Congress of Canoeing Coaches in Spain is getting closer. The most important canoe congress will be held in Catoria, Spain, between 26th and 28th October 2018 and European Canoe Association is partner of the organising committee.
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Slafkovsky, Prskavec and Fišerova – Jane overall canoe slalom World Cup winners
Slafkovsky, Prskavec and Fišerova – Jane overall canoe slalom World Cup winners

After five weekends and exciting races in Liptovsky Mikulaš, Krakow, Augsburg, Ljubljana – Tacen and La Seu d’Urgell the 2018 canoe slalom World Cup series has come to an end. European paddlers once more dominated the races and also the overall World Cup standings.

 

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