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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

2019 ECA Canoe Slalom European ...
May 30. - June 2. 2019, Pau, FRA
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 8. - 9. 2019, Krakow, POL
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 15. - 16. 2019, Valstagna, ITA
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 22. - 23. 2019, Solkan, SLO
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 25. - 26. 2019, Flattach, AUT
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
June 29. - 30. 2019, Augsburg, GER
2019 ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
July 4. - 7. 2019, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
August 3. - 4. 2019, Česke Budejovice, CZE
2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom ...
August 3. - 4. 2019, Prague, CZE
2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
August 10. - 11. 2019, Bratislava, SVK
2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom ...
August 10. - 11. 2019, Bratislava, SVK
Olympic Hopes - Canoe Slalom
October 4. - 6. 2019, CZE
All competitions

NEWS

Legendary Elena Kaliska the fastest at third ECA European Open Canoe Slalom Cup
Legendary Elena Kaliska the fastest at third ECA European Open Canoe Slalom Cup

The third race in newly introduced ECA European Open Canoe Slalom Cup race series was organised in Liptovsky Mikulaš, Slovakia. The same venue will host this year’s Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships in July. The winner of the third race in women’s kayak was two-times Olympic champion Elena Kaliska (SVK). Marko Mirgorodsky, Isak Ohrstrom and Monika Škachova also reached the top positions in their respective categories. Competitors from 13 countries took part in this race.

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ECA announces some differences from ICF Canoe Slalom rules
ECA announces some differences from ICF Canoe Slalom rules

With new 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom rules that were taken into effect on January 1st 2019 ECA updated its special rules for Canoe Slalom European Championships.

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In Tacen two wins for Slovenian paddlers and two wins for Italians

The second race in ECA European Open Canoe Slalom Cup series which was held in Ljubljana – Tacen, Slovenia, brought two wins for Slovenian slalomists and two wins for Italian representatives.

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