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The wait is over – 2024 ECA Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe and SUP European Championships kicks off on Wednesday

The wait is over – 2024 ECA Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe and SUP European Championships kicks off on Wednesday 11.6.2024

We are just a day away of one the biggest highlights of the European canoeing season 2024 – the 2024 ECA Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe and SUP European Championships which will take place between 12 and 16 June in Szeged, Hungary.

Hungarian city of Szeged will turn into the canoe sprint capital for the second time this year. In May, the Szeged Olympic Center hosted European Olympic qualifier event as well as the first ICF World Cup race of the season, and now the venue awaits the best European canoe sprint, paracanoe and SUP competitors. This will be the first ever SUP European Championships under the auspices of the ECA, while it will be the 22nd edition of Canoe Sprint European Championships under the ECA umbrella in addition to the 2022 Multisport European Championships and three editions of the European Games.
Athletes from 36 countries will compete in the canoe sprint part of the European Championships, there will be representatives of 17 countries in the paracanoeing events and 21 European nations will be represented in SUP European Championships.
The competition programme will include both Olympic and non-Olympic events, Paracanoeing events and SUP inflatable, long distance, sprint and technical race.
The championships will kick off on Wednesday with SUP races. In the morning the first stages of the technical race are on the programme and in the afternoon the SUP sprint heats, quarterfinal and semifinal will follow.
On Thursday, men’s K4 500 metres heats will open the canoe sprint part of the European Championships, followed by 1000, 200 and 500 metres heats. The first paracanoeing events are also scheduled for Thursday, as well as SUP long distance races.
Friday will start with semifinals in canoe sprint, and the first sets of medals in canoe sprint and paracanoeing will be awarded in the afternoon. We will see eight canoe sprint A finals, two paracanoe finals as well as SUP sprint finals A.
Saturday will start with paracanoeing finals and continue with 200, 500 and 1000 metres finals. On Saturday, we will also follow SUP technical race finals and inflatable race finals, as well as more 1000, 500 and 200 metres A finals.
The Championships of the Old Continent will conclude on Sunday. This day will bring five paracanoeing finals, remaining 1000, 500 and 200 metres canoe sprint finals, and in the last part of the competition also the 5000 metres events.
During the championships which will be packed with exciting action, the organisers also included into the programme other events, such as KT-1 and KT-2 Special Olympics, and MK4 events for girls and boys and MC4 mixed races.
The A finals of the 2024 ECA Canoe Sprint, Paracanoe and SUP European Championships on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be streamed online exclusively at Eurovision Sport platform www.eurovisionsport.com, while the Wednesday’s and Thursday’s programme and non-televised events will be live on www.youtube.com/CanoeEurope. The following TV stations will broadcast the Championships between Friday and Sunday: MTVA Hungary, Ceska TV Czechia, JOJ Sport Slovakia, RTP Portugal, RTVE Spain, RAI Sport Italy, RTV Slovenia.


OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://ech.szeged2024.com/

START LISTS / RESULTS: https://timetable.europecanoeevents.com/index.php?gmt=2&gmt2=-120

LIVESTREAMING AND TV BROADCAST: https://canoe-europe.org/news/2024-eca-canoe-sprint-paracanoe-and-sup-european-championships-live-on-eurovision-sport-2973

TICKETS: https://ech.szeged2024.com/tickets

PROGRAMME: https://ech.szeged2024.com/program