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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 European Open Canoe Slalom ...
April 6. - 7. 2019, Markkleeberg, GER
2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom ...
April 27. - 28. 2019, Ljubljana - Tacen, SLO
2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom ...
May 11. - 12. 2019, Liptovsky Mikulaš, SVK
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
All competitions

NEWS

Bulletins – 2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom Cups – Markkleeberg and Tacen
Bulletins – 2019 ECA European Open Canoe Slalom Cups – Markkleeberg and Tacen

A few days ago we have announced the test season for the ECA European Open Canoe Slalom Cup race series which will be organised as a part of already existing ICF Ranking races. The first race of the series will be organised in Markkleeberg, Germany, on 6th and 7th April, and the second one will follow on 27th and 28th April 2019 in Ljubljana – Tacen, Slovenia. Bulletins for the first two races are now available on our website.

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ECA introduces new canoe slalom competition series
ECA introduces new canoe slalom competition series

European Canoe Association (ECA) decided to introduce new Canoe Slalom competition series to offer more top level competitions for international athletes. The ECA Open Slalom Cup will be open to all nations, whose national federations are members of the ICF, as the ECA series will use the existing ICF canoe slalom ranking races. This season brings the test of the series to see the feedback from the athletes and federations.

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The 2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup series will start in Krakow
The 2019 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup series will start in Krakow

The ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup race series has been around now for several seasons and it attracts many young participants from European countries as well as some paddlers from other continents. This year the race series will kick off early in June in Krakow.

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