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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&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

Slovenian kayaker Eva Alina Hočevar second best European Young Athlete
Slovenian kayaker Eva Alina Hočevar second best European Young Athlete

During the 47th annual EOC General Assembly in Marbella, Spain, the 8th Piotr Nurowski Prize was awarded to the best European Young Athletes. Among the five nominees was also Slovenian canoe slalom and wildwater canoeing paddler Eva Alina Hočevar who took the second prize of the evening.

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Albert
Albert "Bébert" Tobelem (1943 - 2018)

Sad news comes from France where president of Marseille Mazargues Canoë Kayak club Albert "Bébert"  Tobelem passed away at the age of 75. We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Albert, rest in peace.

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Two medals for Doriane Delassus and Emanuela Luknarova in Buenos Aires
Two medals for Doriane Delassus and Emanuela Luknarova in Buenos Aires

European paddlers had much success at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. First they won half of available medals in the head to head sprint events at the venue in Puerto Madero, and later added eight more medals in obstacle slalom competition. The most successful competitors in obstacle slalom were French representative Doriane Delassus and Slovak Emanuela Luknarova who both won medals in kayak and canoe. Slovenian paddler Lan Tominc prolonged winning streak in men’s kayak event winning third gold medal for this country in the same event.

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