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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 Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 13. - 14. 2020, Valstagna, ITA
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 20. - 21. 2020, Solkan, SLO
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
June 27. - 28. 2020, Flattach, AUT
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
July 18. - 19. 2020, Krakow, POL
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
July 25. - 26. 2020, Bratislava, SVK
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
August 8. - 9. 2020, Roudnice, CZE
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
August 15. - 16. 2020, Veltrusy, CZE
2020 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 13. - 16. 2020, Krakow, POL
2020 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup - ...
September 5. - 6. 2020, Vienna, AUT
2021 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
January 1. 2021, Ivrea, ITA
2021 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
January 1. 2021, Solkan, SLO
All competitions

NEWS

Tickets for the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships on sale now!
Tickets for the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships on sale now!

The day has finally come. The tickets for the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships Presented by Jaffa Fruit in London Lee Valley are on sale now. Don’t miss the best European paddlers fight for the medals and also the last available quotas for Tokyo 2020 for the European teams who failed to qualify for the Olympics at last year’s World Championships.

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Training prior to the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Lee Valley
Training prior to the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in Lee Valley

Due to some problems regarding the training camps prior to the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships in London – Lee Valley, British Canoeing will now be taking responsibility for international team bookings and have negotiated water time with the Centre.  As such please find below further information on the new booking process.

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Etienne Chappell won Wales Young Sportsman of the year award
Etienne Chappell won Wales Young Sportsman of the year award

Young British canoe slalom and extreme slalom paddler Etienne Chappell won the Wales Young Sportsman of the Year 2019 award at the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Newport.

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