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Slalom

Precision and speed in the rough 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.

ECA Competitions2017

ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
July 29. - 30. 2017, Krakow, POL
ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
August 5. - 6. 2017, Česke Budejovice, CZE
ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup
August 12. - 13. 2017, Bratislava, SVK
ECA Junior&U23 Canoe Slalom ...
August 16. - 20. 2017, Hohenlimburg, GER

NEWS

Slovenia and Italy top the medal table of the second ECA Canoe Slalom Junior Cup

After the successful first race of the season in the ECA Canoe Slalom Junior Cup series young athletes did not have much time to rest. On Sunday they competed in the second race of the weekend in Slovenia. Future stars of canoe slalom competitions showed some excellent runs on the Soča River. Slovenian athletes took an opportunity and picked up eight medals on their home course during the second competition day, but Italian team followed them closely with a total of five medals. Representatives of Czech Republic, Russia and United States of America picked up three medals each and Slovakian paddlers won two medals in the last race in Solkan. The series will continue in Austria on 26th and 27th June 2017. 

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Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Italy and USA win the first medals of the 2017 ECA ...
Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Italy and USA win the first medals of the 2017 ECA ...

The 2017 ECA Canoe Slalom Junior race series started today on the Soča River in Solkan, Slovenia. The first two events of the series in the year 2017 attracted almost 400 athletes from Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Great Britain, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Hungary and United States of America. Six nations won medals during the first competition day. 

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2017 ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup series kicks off next weekend

Only one week is left until the start of this year’s ECA Junior Canoe Slalom Cup race series which always attracts many young and promising canoe slalom paddlers from Europe as well as from other continents as this is an open competition intended for all young athletes wishing to gain experience from strong competition and to make new friends in the canoe slalom community. The first two races of the year 2017 will be organised in Solkan, Slovenia.

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